Friday Firsts

I like new things! New books, new activities, new everythings. And so I’m very happy to inform you all that there’s a new weekly meme around. Yep, that’s right, a new one!
Wendy over at We Read is hosting her very own new meme called FRIDAY FIRSTS. So go on over and check it out.
Favourite Firsts: Do you have one or many? Share one of your favourites. with us. Why do you love it, remember it or feel connected to it.
I really wanted to past my response to this last Friday when it came out but, unfortunately, I’m not very good at these things. Mostly because I hate to make decisions of this kind but also because I couldn’t think of any this week. But I’ve been thinking since and come up with two of my favourites – knowing full well that I will think of a hundred more once I hit post.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Yeah, I know, everyone picks this one, but as soon as anyone talks about first lines, this is the one that springs to mind first.
"All children, except one, grow up."
Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
Can’t pass up Peter Pan. And what a perfect opening.


J.S. Peyton said...

I've never read "Peter Pan" but that is pretty great opening. I didn't think the opening lines to "P&P" was all that great until I read the book. Now, it's impossible to not the love the first line to such a wonderful book.

Jenny Girl said...

I have never read Peter Pan either or Alice in Wonderland. I wonder if there is a Disney Classics challenge somewhere?

Austen has quite a few good lines, but this one is at the tops of my list too.

The Never Fairy said...

But it's:

All children, except one, grow up.

And for a Peter Pan adventure unlike any other, check out:


Nise' said...

Love P & Ps first line too! It is one I quote just to see if anyone knows what I am talking about! LOL

The Book Resort said...

LQQk@ this...

Ladytink_534 said...

Love Peter Pan's opening. I've read it twice before but that was a long time ago so I feel the need for a re-read soon...

I'll have to play along this upcoming Friday!

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 intothe 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?" ~ Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Book Resort said...

Look forward to doing FF.