I stumbled across a new-to-me book series a month or two ago. I honestly can't remember if someone recommended it, or if I read about it somewhere, or what. (If a blog reader recommended it, I hang my head in shame for forgetting.) and I'm working my way through it on my Kindle. I mentioned it before, but now I'm up to book three: Out of the Deep I Cry: A Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery (Fergusson/Van Alstyne Mysteries Book 3) and I'm still really enjoying this series. The characters and plots are interesting, the setting is charming, and the writing is very good. The protagonists are intelligent grownups who aren't overly "quirky" or cutesy. Some of the plot developments are a trifle improbable, but the action holds my interest. If you're looking for relaxing beach reading, this series would be a good choice. Do start with book one; you could skip around, but you'd miss a few underlying plot threads.
Yesterday Murphy refused breakfast and went straight to bed and barely moved until early afternoon. Uh-oh. But later in the day he was back on his feet, pestering for food and looking much more alert. He really is sleeping about 23 hours a day now, and sleeping very deeply, but then he does wake up to eat and drink. This morning he ate with enthusiasm before going back to bed, and he still wants his cinnamon Teddy Graham cookies in the evening. He's content, and I'm not going to intervene unless it becomes necessary. The Timex Dog will stop ticking eventually, hopefully on his own terms.