I began leisure reading in my late 20's. Growing up, and having to read in school, it seemed more like a chore. Then when one of my previous jobs had me taking the train to work every day, I saw all these people reading books and thought that might be a good idea to pass the time. I started with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I wanted to see what all the hype was about, and wow, after that book, I never looked back and became an avid reader.