So I've been bit by the bug, and don't think I'll get a handle on things until I read up and find a cheap pc to toy with. Any suggestions for reading?
I learned by installing from scratch... when I ran into an issue or didn't know something google was my friend.
As for books, there are a few good ones out there if your the reading type.... myself, I'm more of a hands on trial and error guy lol
Good luck though, it's both fun and time consuming.
Tech ARP - ARP's Linux Noob Guide
I've always been accustomed to the Bible Edition Books. Don't be intimdated of how big they are either
As far as starting Distros, I recommend either Fedora or Ubuntu when the time comes for you to install one
I use Ubuntu to this day and love it, I personally love the Gnome Desktop over KDE