To answer your questions, Robb has not in fact been laying on the couch and watching soap operas or Oprah all day long.
Our wonderful friends have been keeping us amused with a variety of books. Since Robb still has such limited energy this has been a great thing.
I scooped up what's on the bedside table, and this stack represents the kindness of Annalisa, James and Trena, Kara, and Greg and Nicole. Thank you so much, everyone!
In no particular order, the books we've recently read:
Join Me ("Stop raving about it and just let me read it for myself, Robb!")
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
and I, who have considerably less time, have been enjoying Kingbird Highway
and the National Geographic Reference Atlas to the Birds of North America
Thanks to James, even though we're not wearing maribou slippers and watching the soaps, we are eating far too many bon bons.