With the Ayn Rand quotes (that I loved) and the talk of a book club and a resident librarian among us, it seems inevitable to give the blog book club a shot. I'll plan on writing a few things about the book Middlesex in 2 weeks, and it would be fun if anyone is interested if you could give it a read in the mean time and perhaps gear up for your own posts and/or comments on the book. It's not just a book about a hermaphrodite (although it is), but it's a cultural story about all the influences over multiple generations that gave identity and confusion to the protagonist. I read it recently for the first time and it's one of my favorites. It got a Pulitzer Prize and explores many things that are relevant to us all (like love, culture, identity and not fitting social norms), but it's also funny. Because it is quite long I'd say get started and take a few notes in the mean time if you are interested!
Just a suggestion, but I propose someone else take the initiative to invite people to read a book in a few weeks and thereby take turns.