So while I'm working on finding the tracks on the PC and reinstating them in I-Tunes, I've done the thing I've been reading on other people's LJs over the past few days. I found it incredibly difficult to pick my ten favourite books so this is a shortlisted version of my favourite books, in no particular order. Comment with the title and author of books whose opening lines are listed under the cut.
1. I am, I discover, a very untidy man.
2. The motto was 'Pax' but the word was set in a circle of thorns.
3. Let the reader be introduced to Lady Carbury, upon whose character and doings much will depend of whatever interest these pages may have, as she sits at her writing-table in her own room in her own house in Welbeck Street.
4. Lest anyone should suppose I am a son of nobody, sold off by some peasant father in a drought year, I may say our line is an old one, though it ends with me. The Persian Boy - Mary Renault correctly identified by kathyh
5.1801. - I have just returned from a visit to my landlord - the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte correctly identified by calove
6.It was a nice day.
7. Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress. Middlemarch - George Eliot correctly identified by kathyh
8. Aristotle contemplating the bust of Homer thought often of Socrates while Rembrandt dressed him with paint in a white Renaissance surplice and a medieval black robe and encased him in shadows.
9. 'The Bottoms' succeeded to 'Hell Row'.
10 The family of Dashwood had long been settled in Sussex. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen correctly identified by kathyh