What age were you when you first recall reading a real SFF Book, doesn't have to be an epic like LOTR it could be something as small as Harry Harrisons Deathworld. But it's the first time you remember reading it and what age do you think its right to start reading these books? I believe I started at about 9 with The Hobbit, and although this is meant as a children's book anyway I don't refer to it as so. I think I should have started earlier, I could read very well before then anyway, I loved reading as a kid as much as I do now. I've just started my son off with "The Colour Of Magic" and he's 6. He struggles with only the most difficult of words and in my opinion does better than a lot of adults i've heard. The way we do it is I use it as a bedtime story, he reads a couple of pages then I read him a few pages before he sleeps and he loves it. Do you think this is a good age to start him on the genre?