Well put DG, as a recent newbie, it is quite easy to get involved and join in a conversation. There are some that are fairly easy to join as well like the ongoing 4 word post story thread (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...63349&page=105
), or better yet, the "just three words" thread (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...=47355&page=40
), where, literally, 3 random words will get you a post that no one will think twice about.
If you're here for information go ahead and post your question, if it's not the right place for it one of the kind moderators will move it for you - they'll even do it politely. Honestly, I've posted on a lot of forums and in various places and the quality of people here is head and shoulders above most other places.
So welcome, post, have fun, and keep reading!!