To commemorate the State of Oregon's 150th anniversary this year, the Oregon Library Association has chosen one book for all Oregonians to read. They've chosen this one, "Stubborn Twig" by Lauren Kessler, which chronicles the lives of three different generations of a Japanese American family who settles in Oregon. I happened across the stack of several copies of the book when I went to the library this morning. I hadn't ever heard of this "Oregon Reads" program before. The books are sitting there, waiting for anyone to pick up a copy and take it home. That's exactly what I did. The nice thing about it is I didn't even have to check it out. I can read it in my own time, which works much better for me than having a due date. My reading anymore is sporadic at best. But I am definitely looking forward to reading this one.