I suggest that you register as a user on Monks. That will allow you to send me or other Monks messages amongst other benefits.
in reply to Re: What book would be valuable to someone self-taught? (Clarification)
in thread What book would be valuable to someone self-taught?
Think about what kind of programming problems that you want to solve. Try to solve one. When you get into trouble, post your current effort here and ask for help.
I'm sure that you will get a lot of help.
Software programming is very much an art. It requires practice and study. Practice involves "learning by doing".