In my opinion, you would better start with Tony Kuphaldt's "Lessons in Electric Circuits".
There are six volumes that take you by hand from the very, very basic. It doesn't assume you know anything about electricity and electronics. Each volume talks about a topic (DC, AC, Semiconductors, etc)...
What you can do is to join a forum, or multiple fora. Here are examples:
Not bein able to post more than two hyperlinks, two other fora are (look them up on Google):
These are some of the very best you'll ever find. They've been there for a long time, so your questions have probably been answered multiple times, and you can look up the archive.
I'll recommend a website that is simply great, it offers mainly reviews and answers to questions. (Which book is better suited for beginners, why, which forum to chose, which forum is specialized in what, how can I learn.. All these questions which seem daunting and you wish to have answers too..
Look "wisewarthog" on Google. It's the first result.
Take the time to navigate through it, it's deeper than it looks.. You can find infos on books and they took a lot of time to write reviews.
It's better to start by knowing how things work first, instead of just soldering stuff together à la "cargo cult", and simply downloading a schematic/layout, etching it, drilling and then having it run work like "magic" not even knowing what each part does. So documentation before projects, in my opinion.
Also, "The Art of Electronics" is great, although I wouldn't recommend it as a first read. (But it's an absolutely great read, I agree with the poster above).
All my best,