I tried.... I really did! I even picked a book about country type stuff, but the instant I opened a new Amish book that my mom got from the library, it waslike breathing a sigh of relief and I finished thebook in two days! In two days of trying to read the other one, I only got to 57 pages and I honestly thought the book was good! It just didn't have that certain something I'm after in my life, simplicity! I think that's saying something!