Merry meet, TxCat!
I started as a self taught Dedicant of Wicca for about five years and in that time joined a Circle in my area at that time. I was in California, just south of San Jose. During that time I realized the reason I had never moved passed Dedicant was because what I thought I had understood from all my reading was not in fact what was being practiced and taught as Wicca. I am officially non-denominational neo-pagan and have been for three years (about), but I still practiced with my Wiccan Circle until I moved last year.
I've read a lot of everything and enjoyed most of it, even if I didn't always agree. I've been half heartedly working my way through Bulfinch's Mythology. It's the one everyone recommends, but I much preferred Edith Hamilton's Mythology. Every time I open Bulfinch I feel like bashing my head in with the book. Other than that, I haven't had much time for more reading. I've been pretty busy.
arada, the Knight of Wands (like all Knights) is a two edged thing. It's easy to take a good quality and go too far with it. Think of Knights as hormonal teenagers!
Knight of Wands can be Charming or Superficial. He can be Self-Confident or Cocky. He can be Daring or Foolhardy. Adventurous or Restless. Passionate or Hotheaded. Always a fine line and it can be a line that's easy to cross. Oh well. It's a whole new day today and I got the Three of Swords. I don't need to wonder about that one, at least. Obvious enough for me.