Glad to hear it's working out for you
Obviously you're not a complete beginner now, but I can recommend this book to get a good grounding in the suttas and the philosophy: http://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Words-Ant ... 0861714911
I'm sure you're also doing this, but I'd suggest watching videos on youtube of teachers like Ajahn Brahm and Ajahn Nyanadhammo. I don't really have access to a Buddhist community where I am, and they've become almost surrogate teachers for me.
There's loads more general things I could say, but my main bit of advice is don't underestimate the power of right thought. As a true beginner I focused on right speech, right action etc, and I guess I had the feeling that right thought wasn't "as important" as it affected no one but myself.
But I noticed that I tended to blurt things out I didn't want to, no matter how hard I tried to bottle them up.
I've only just realised that the 8 fold path really is all intertwined. Using right view and right thought in combination nips wrong speech in the bud and means that you aren't bottling anything up at all - you've cut it off at the source.
Hope some of these ramblings help!