Welcome to another Hump Day Potpourri, when we share our midweek thoughts, some of them bookish, while others are just the stuff of life.

As I ponder my Wednesday, I am still thinking about Tuesday’s TV shows:  favorites of mine, like Private Practice and Parenthood.  Already we are at the point of finales, and while usually those are just SEASON finales, the word is that, for Private Practice, it’s a series finale.  I am sad, as I love those characters.

The good news, of course, is that loose ends will be tied up (hopefully).  And I know that, for awhile, I will save the finale on my DVR so I can watch it again.  And cross my fingers that the DVR doesn’t die—which it has done on at least three occasions over the years.

At the same time, as with the old adage about “one door closes, while another opens,” I started watching (on Monday) a new series based on a book I happen to be reading now:  The Carrie Diaries, by Candace Bushnell.  A prequel, if you will, to the Sex and the City shows and movies.


So far, I’m enjoying it, and I liked the pilot for the TV show.  I’ve programmed it to record every week.

What books and TV shows are you interested in—or obsessed with?  What are the ingredients in each that pull you in and keep you fascinated?