If you choose to see books just as words on paper, you have a closed mind & meager imagination. We open minded creative people see books as adventures, as other worlds that one can enter to escape from reality. Books go a lot deeper than just words on pap
When your favorite character survives until the end of the story. This is a feeling unknown to me.< I have only half way felt this since my favorite characters of HP were practically two halves but one is now dead.