It's true what you say about never really missing what you have until you lose it and it's made me think what I would do if for some reason I ever lost the opportunity to read books and stories, so it's made me way more grateful for literature. Also, you mention that A Separate Peace is your favorite book, so I was wondering if you could explain why and what makes it s special since I personally didn't enjoy it, but I would love to hear why you do.
I love the idea that literature makes you a better person. Literature is a great way to analyze yourself through the themes, situations and characters we read about. Jane Eyre is when I began to delve deeper into the words I had always seen as simply telling a good story with perhaps a moral attached. I have learned that literature does so much more!