So I am a big fan of books. Which is why my first several projects were shelves. For wood working they are a good place to start. For me, when I try to learn something new, its all about figuring out the jargon and vocabulary of the subject. If I don't have a grasp of this I am at a loss when learning form TV, videos or other more advanced texts. So I started with wood working for dummies.
I know alot of people chuckle at the dummies books, but the advice on tool purchases etc in this book are very useful. Its a great spring board for future reading. I still keep my copy around and refer to it on occasion.