tacticalliger wrote:but can you suggest some books to read for a complete new person....
Well for the complete new person in your life, I have three suggestions:
My personal favorite as a complete new person was always The Very Hungry Caterpillar
. It tells the story of a very hungry caterpillar (go figure) whose appetite increases daily. He starts out eating fruits and vegetables, but eventually he eats a bunch of junk food. This makes him sick, so the next day he eats a single leaf and feels better. In the last few pages, he turns into a butterfly. This story teaches children (aka "complete new people") about the values of eating healthy food, and the dangers of eating too many sweets.
Another good story/series for complete new people is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Fish
. It's a 6-book series that teaches children various skills such as being humble, accepting others, and dealing with fears. The shiny pictures are fun for the complete new people (or other low-intelligence individuals
), and the morals instilled will help them later in life.
For bedtime stories, I would recommend http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodnight_Moon
. This is a story about a bunny's bedtime ritual of saying goodnight to everything in the room (OCD much?). The book's use of rhyme and rhythm stimulates the child's mind, and the illustrations are fun to look at. For example, the astute observer can notice several subtle changes throughout the book such as a cat and mouse playing/hiding, and the slow progression of the moon and clock.
Sorry, that was just too good to pass up.
Seriously though, I'd start out with a good programming book/tutorial. Learn Python or something. This will teach you something practical you can use, while at the same time introducing you to computer concepts such as Input/Output and file manipulation. But really just read whatever interests you, and read a lot of it.