I don't know what else to say except that it's rare I find a post that speaks to me the way this post from Stephanie at Read In A Single Sitting spoke to me. I hope you'll read it and share it:
The Story Girl and Anne: or why we need more quiet books
If you don't read the intelligent thoughts that come before this excerpt, at least know that the piece ends here:
Not all readers read to escape, nor do they necessarily read in order to live vicariously as action heroes. Sometimes readers read to identify, to make a friend who’ll remain with them forever, and to be charmed. Sometimes they want to be able to read a book that gives them the space that they need to think about the questions posed by the book, and to answer them themselves.