Yeah, definitely read way, way back in this whole forum. It's so packed with information & inspiration! Also, just start checking out every homeschool related book your library carries, hoemschool family blogs, and, you could also just Google "homeschooling" & probably find enough info to keep you entertained for years on end!
As for books that discuss public schooling today & why you might not want to use the public school system, you could check out Dumbing Down our Kids
and Dumbing us Down
for starters. I see Amazon has several other related books listed as well.
Good luck with all your research!