If photography is something that you are interested in there are a few books that you can read to get started.
John Shaw's "Nature Photography" is still among my favorite books. It is a bit dated since it only deals with film. The lessons you learn reading this book apply to digital as well. If you can take a great photo with film then you have half the battle one with digital. If you enjoy or think you would enjoy nature photography then his is certainly a great choice.
Scott Kelby "The Digital Photography Book", volume 1, 2 and 3... Scott Kelby is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. He gives simple (low tech) answer to questions. He doesn't bore you with technical detail for the purpose of showing the world how smart he is... Check it out; I don't think you will be disappointed.