One of things I hope to get around doing this year is to read all of F. Scott Fitzgerald's major novels.
(In my life, I've only read and re-read The Great Gatsby, which I love.)
I figured I should start from the beginning and pick up Fitzgerald's first novel – This Side of Paradise, which he published at 23.
I haven't been doing well with books lately (too distracted, too impatient) so I started the book timidly.
When I got to this one particular sentence though, when I fell upon it, it happened almost like magic: I instantly had a feeling that I was going to like this book and that it was going to like me.