Cross-Posted to LiveJournal.
I think I’m going to start posting all the answers to the Writer’s Block (WB) question that I do on LJ here. I like some of the stuff they ask and I’d like to spread the word about it a little, to those that don’t like LJ the way I do.
Remember, I don’t answer all of the questions they ask. Just the ones I like.
What is your favorite opening line of a book, and why?
“When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.”
It’s my favorite for a simple reason: it’s the start of my favorite book ever. I love The Secret Garden with an undying fangirl-ism. It’s such a simple story and yet it’s so captivating and it’s got such a good, upbeat feel and it makes you feel good and you just can’t get tired of it. Ever, in my opinion.
This line is, of course, followed closely by:
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.” –The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
So what are your favorites?