Awesome. I ended up getting it first attempt with that strategy after many, many previously failed attempts using some of the more common ones. Been wanting to try it again. If it goes good I may look at overhauling the current guide/roadmap.
I actually have a handful of programming books. 2 HTMl books, an old Visual c++ book (so old it comes floppy disk), blitz plus and what looks like a c++ book called game scripting mastery. I have other books but that's what I can recollect having.
Fair enough, books really help, especially if they have lots of example code. One of my Java instructors wouldn't suggest specific books to anyone (in fact telling us not to look for help anywhere else because it would be "wrong") and wouldn't put any instructional stuff up on his website. All he'd do is go over precoded stuff in class and make youtube videos, really hard to learn from. Videos are great if they're brief and show how to do something very specific, really sucked for looking stuff up though.