I was so excited about this evening's book group meeting. Last time, we decided to read Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, to make a change from all the depressing books we've been reading lately. Shortly after our discussion of the book began and some of the members expressed that they'd had a hard time getting into the book*, I told the group that it's probably the book I've re-read the most. Then a member asked me why it was one of my favorite books.
My mind went blank.
I can talk all day about books I've liked, hated, detested, enjoyed, etc. But it hit me in that moment: I apparently have no idea how to talk about books I love deeply. I managed to say something about how I loved the questions Good Omens posed. I first read it at a critical time, when I was about fifteen and finishing up confirmation classes. I love the humor of the book. Even after re-reading it for almost twenty years, it makes me laugh.
That's why Good Omens is one of my favorite books.
* I know!