Mingshi - as has been said, you cant learn Kendo from a book (though I'd argue its not as ludicrous as trying to learn Kung Fu from a manual - so his hands are here in Fig 1.2 and here in Fig 1.3......eh?) but it can back up a lot of what you learn in class. I also found that starting Kendo knowing the etiquette already was a big help. I did start a diary when I started Kendo, so I have "my journey" recorded.. not sure if it would ever be of interest to anyone else though.
Confound - I dont know of a book that is particularly hot on Suburi - I've just checked Ozawa's book and that has five pages only....I'll look into this...
Not sure if Fundamental Kendo can be sourced from anywhere other than the BKA / ZNKA....?
ps two more nice Zen books - "Zen Flesh, Zen Bones" Paul Reps, and "Zen 24/7" Philip Toshio Sudo