As most avid readers know, sometimes all you need is the first chapter of a novel to get you hooked on wanting to read the rest. And what better way to encourage more reading by allowing people free access to the first chapter of a good book? According to this article, the government run railways in Spain are providing people with a look at the first chapters of various novels as a means to promote literacy. To me, this is a fantastic idea and serves a dual purpose: it gets people hooked on literature and also keeps them from getting bored during long train rides. Sounds like a win-win to me!