What I have accomplished (points proudly to top right corner) turned about better than I could have hoped I am very happy ^__^
Thanks go to the following websites that helped me accomplish it! It wasn't quite as painful as I had expected, but hey, you learn as you go along!
My most adorable Mail, Goodreads, and RSS feed came from Dindin Does. Plus, she says how to add them to your blog and her code has a size adjuster written into it which was Exactly what I needed. Perfect!!
I got my amazon icon from HERE. This one has TONS of free icons and is searchable, so I really recommend it
I learned how add the icons to the internet and then to my blog HERE
of note: some fun book social media icons HERE
And basically if you just search 'Social Media Icons' you will come up with TONS of stuff. I guess my problem had been I didn't know the right key words. I was calling them buttons. Go figure.