A couple of years ago I bought half a dozen of books that taught web development and graphic design tools but didn’t have a chance to read or work with them. The reason I bought them is that I wanted to avoid the classroom, aince I seemed to learn more from the book than from most professors (most, but not all).
Afterwards, i got a full time job doing something completely different and had a child. So these books are catching dust on my bookcase. But I have to do something about it soon!