Good beginners text/manual on circuit-building?
I find myself leaning more and more toward wanting to do cool stuff with electronics. I can do a fair amount with regard to wiring up LED's or even basic circuits (like triggering a PICAXE chip), but I really want to learn much more.
I'm just not experienced enough with circuitry.
For example, I bought all the parts to the Scary Terry audio circuit board, then looked at the schematic and couldn't figure it out. I can follow a very basic circuit, but that one is Greek to me.
What's a good textbook or manual out there to give me a good start to finish education on how to build circuits, how to read schematics, all that jazz?
I realize I can just buy the audio board, and yes, that certainly saves time. But I want to be able to build my own, to understand it, so I can then take that understanding to other projects. The geeky side of haunting really sounds enticing to me.
Only trouble is, I have such limited background with anything like this. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, guys and gals!