Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
"Maisie Dobbs shuffled the papers on her desk into a neat pile and placed them in a plain manila folder."
This is a pretty good first line because if there's one thing Maisie is, it's organized. She would always keep papers in neat piles and oragznied into folders. She's also not fussy and would rather have a plain manila folder than anything colored. It does give you a reminder of her personality right off the bat, but not in a hit-you-over-the-head way, which I very much appreciate in a series.