! I hope you'll have a good time around here.
As for Trek literature, there's a whole subforum on this board devoted to it. Since you're a TOS fan, I'd recommend the Vanguard series which plays in the same era. Christopher Bennett's books Ex Machina
(set shortly after the first movie) and The Buried Age
(a tale of epic scope which takes place between Picard's loss of the Stargazer and his taking command of the Enterprise) are also great. There are many more great books but those should give you a good start.