I was 21 in 2003 when i first read SFF The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
omnibus when i was taking daily train trips to school. My first real,not comic SF was Foundation
and my first fantasy Salvatore's Demon Awakens
which was rubbish to say the least.
I never read as a kid, when i was a kid books didnt exist i was in refugee camps. That explains why im such an avid reader now,im 15 years behind the regular SFF reader and trying to catch up