If there was no Bible, it would be no matter whether you could read or not. Reading other books would do you no good.
No matter what, the way to learn to program is to write code and rewrite it and see it used and rewrite again. Reading other people's code is invaluable as well.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Be. Nice. To. Each. Other!
A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.