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.
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
"At the heart of ancient Palestine is the region known as the Shephelah, a series of ridges and valleys connecting the Judaean Mountains to the east with the wide, flat expanse of the Mediterranean plain."
And that is there the battle was going on that David and Goliath's one-on-one fight was to resolve.