Not sure if this one is what you are looking for but "The Art of Electronics" has good practical circuit theory.
You don't really mean that?
The book has lots of errors, is not very "appetizing", not very all round and it is outdated (not to mention that Win, one of the writers, is a typical teacher type and although he dabbles in his own company, he is severely limited when getting outside his box - OK, he's an old geezer now (if he's still alive today).
(Yeah, it's on my shelf too, but only because I didn't know what to wish for a birthday and I had heard several people singing its praise - After reading it, I wonder why, it's probably my least read book, but it's good as a paper weight
For reading up on the material, there must be loads of better and certainly more current books. Not that I have any particular in mind, but I'd suggest reading some of the better electronics websites, that has amazon links to books they truly find something worth (but beware of those that just have a website to fill it with Amazon links to earn money on books they haven't ever held)
Or search some likely candidates on Google - many books can be read on Google Books with just a small percentage of pages "removed" - quite a good way to see if a book is worth its price tag.
Or just study the tutorials that can be found at allaboutcircuits (can be had in .pdf as well), or some of the other tutorial sites - plenty of pages out there for getting up to speed.