Harry Potter was the key to getting my eldest into reading and he hasn't stopped since, moving onto Anthony Horrowitz and now all sorts including the Twilight books
He liked watching the films of books he'd read too so the carrot of the DVD after the book was good for a while. He still really likes to find a series of books to read - maybe it's the challenge of it or perhaps it's just nice to know that there is more of something you like to come.
I've not quite managed the same success with DS2 who will sit the 11 plus in 2014. He's read nearly all the Dick King-Smith books, lots of Michael Morpurgo and is now reading the David Walliams books but sadly he just doesn't seem to have the reading bug - he'd rather be making something. Can't complain though as he is keen to go the GS (competition with DS1
) and understands the need to read and is persevering. I bought him a cute little dictionary the other day to look words up in so we'll see if that helps.
I try to have quiet time after lunch when we all read for half an hour often piled in my bed - this is more for my own pleasure and sanity though!