Now it's time for Book Beginnings [a Page Turner TM idea]! I'm currently reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", and here's the opening line:
"Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, 'and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversation?' "
Not a very intriguing opening, IMO. Considering that this story is pretty messed up (in a good way), this start is a little boring. It does show Alice's anxiousness, but it doesn't really endear the reader to her. Is Alice an endearing character anyway?