Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy over at A Few More Pages. How to participate: Share the first like (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you like, let us know what your first impressions were based on the first line, and let us know why you did or did not like that sentence. Link up at Katy's page every Friday.
Here is mine from Emma by Jane Austen:
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
My thoughts: Must be nice to have everything going your way. Not an opening that makes me want to like Emma. If I hadn't already seen the televised version (and liked it), I don't think that this first line would be pulling me right in....