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.
The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
"One of the things that happens when you get older is that you discover lots of new ways to hurt yourself."
He was bashed in the head by a parking barrier in France. He really should have been able to avoid it as he stepped forward to be directly under it and THEN stopped to think of where he should go. After the bash in the head, he found himself thinking about what he still wanted to do in his life as life is short, and he also found himself thinking about what English town is right across the channel from that French town and if it was going to be sad and depressed, unlike the cheerful and relaxing French town. He then sets out to visit pretty much every part of England that he missed when he wrote Notes From a Small Island twenty years ago.