About 4 months ago, Paco came to me and told me he was in the middle of book #3 of the Harry Potter series.
I had only read the first one...about 14 years ago, but he seemed pretty excited about it.
He also proclaimed quite clearly, "I think I am going to beat you."
"In what contest?" I asked.
"I am going to finish all of the books before you do."
I realized that he would--he has a bit more time than I do--but I also sensed an opportunity. I saw that he was very excited about Harry and Voldemort and that it provided a chance for me to bond with him.
So, I devoured the final 6 books over the course of 3 months, savoring the chance to discuss them with him as I did, but realizing that I really enjoyed the books in their own right.
Without his prodding, I never would have read them, so I am just grateful for his encouragement. Looks like I have a lot to learn from the kids.