Good attitude, Theresa! I don't think I have a book on SQL but I cut my teeth on dBase II - maybe before your time . There's plenty of on-line stuff and nothing better than messing around with it.
Well, my first experience on a computer was as a kid using the DARPA system for a math program (ca. 1970). My first personal computer was Aug 1977 - the TRS80 (model 1) from RadioShack and ran on Basic I (before DOS). The 5 1/2 in floppy disks hadn't been invented yet and we used a special cassette player that ran a magnet tape for about 45 minutes before the system booted up and the cursor would come up on the blank screen. My dad bought a simple chess game for the computer - it was a book about 150 pages long of nothing but the lines of computer code. There were no hard-drives, so if you turned off the computer you needed to re-key the entire program again before you could run it. I think ours had 4k RAM. http://oldcomputers.net/trs80i.html
So... not before my time
I have had a home computer ever since and seen the evolution of the computer industry. My first experience with BASIC I is probably what kept me out of the programming field. I stopped by the bookstore today - after seeing "The Hobbit" (great movie!) - and bought a book on SQL and have been reading through how the queries are written. It looks straightforward enough, but will have to play with it. I do have a much better understanding of what I am looking at on the SQLite wiki site now. Enough to be able to jump in with some comments at the very least.