Would resurrecting the Mann Booker thread help, Colored Prism? Because I'm 20 pages from the end of The Sea and just chomping at the bit to shoot my wad about it. I've also managed a shortlister and a longlister since Christmas. These are surefire topics to drive Shelle far from us. Don't be surprised if her boyfriend, "Peter", appears on the thread just to get some respite from her.
(Tip for TWers: I've discovered that employing the term "wad" adds zip to just about any post. Try it!)
Kid, you've paid your dues...dues and dues. ~J. Tweedy