Re: Please help an ill newbie find something good! :-)
Quite well soon!
As for book recomendations, I'm putting in another vote for Vanguard. Each book in the series so far is made of pure awesomesauce. Then the DS9 Relaunch, which is almost as awesome.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites