Some people judge a book by it's cover. I judge a book by its opening lines. Last night I started a book that a had a great opening line. It made me want to get to know the main character, and see what she had to say.
Here is the opening line of Velma Still Cooks in Leeway by Vanita Hampton Wright:
"When I was a young girl, strange fevers would fall upon me. All of a sudden my temperature would rise and carry me away."
As the grandfather in Princess Bride would say, "Isn't that a wonderful beginning?"