Starting Strength is a good suggestion. Also, New Rules of Lifting is a good book to read. I also like the suggestion of bodybuilding.com. In the Forum there's a "sticky" post that is All Pro's Beginner Routine. It's 3 days a week of mostly compound lifts at different weights, it's a 10 week program, then you up your weight and start over. It's a good place to start as well.
I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Currently maintaining under 120 and working on changing my mental image of myself!
| current weight: 136.0