I have bought many knitting books and magazines throughout the years. But, the only book that I have read and used as reference is Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stroller. Although is a great book, and the one that got me into the groove, it is a shame that I have not taken advantage of my other purchases.
Its time to change the habit of buying and not using. I will start with Fearless Knitting Workbook by Jennifer Seiffert. In my opinion, this is an excellent beginner to advanced beginner book with practical and concise information The book has practice exercises in each chapter. Just like those math books that we (I) dreaded in 8th grade.
Is charming to be back to "school" now that I can chose the subject and get to grade myself.