September 30, 2012

Gush and Gripe #9

Gushing about Revenge and Guacamole
I know its random but these are two of my guilty pleasures this month.

First off, I gorged on ABC's Revenge for two straight days last week. I had one of those days where anxiety and boredom was getting the best of me (PMS) and in an attempt to settle my frayed nerves I stumbled upon Revenge and I was hooked after the first episode. This is show is primetime soap and I love the intrigue, careful plotting and vow of cold blooded vengeance Amanda Clark/Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is thrusting upon the upscale Hampton society who conspired against her father for a crime he didn't commit which led to his demise and subsequent infamy. I have a girl crush on Emily VanCamp since Everwood and Brothers & Sisters so I'm more than happy to see her on the small screen once again.

Guacamole salad. I've been gorging myself on this for over a week now and I can't get enough of it! I don't know how many calories there are per serving but since its mainly fruits and veggies, I consider it healthy LOL. This is originally Ina Garten's original recipe but I changed it a little bit, here's my modified recipe in case you're curious:

  • 4 avocados
  • 1 mango
  • 2 medium tomatoes (seeds removed)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn kernel
  • 2 tbsp red onion (optional)
  • juice of a small lemon
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste
You can add/remove some of the ingredients, mix it all together and let it chill in the refrigerator, eat and enjoy.

Griping about Giveaway and ARCs
I believe this is an isolated case but just my luck I've been duped twice by the same outfit on two separate occasions. I won't drop names because that's just bad for business but allow me to gripe a little. See I supposedly won two books on two separate giveaways ran by two separate blogs. Like any giveaway winner, I was very excited to have received this news especially since I was looking forward to reading said books. To my surprise my prize never came and I have to do several follow ups to several people and such to no avail. In short I was left high and dry which is very disappointing because we've worked with this host before and I'd like to believe that as far as our services are concerned, Talk Supe has been more than accommodating. I'm not bummed about not getting my prize because my TBR will probably outlive me but what irked me was having me go through the hoops, doing follow ups, being passed on to different people only to receive hollow guarantees in the end. This experience was mortifying and definitely embarrassing.

As for ARCs, I'm sure several of you have requested for one as soon as the galley becomes available in NetGalley and/or Edelweiss only to be told they they've reached their ARC limits. Again, it's not about getting a copy but what I find illogical is why put up a copy for request at all if you've already reached or are close to your limit?


  1. I stumbled across Revenge on youtube while searching for a specific storyline, I love the tension between the characters but I have yet to watch a full episode. Guacamole salad sounds so delicious, I haven't ever eaten guacamole though I love avocados.

    I've recently experienced not receiving a book from a giveaway, I don't really mind but I don't like when someone ignores my email. I much rather a "Sorry, can't send it" reply rather than being left there hanging. I'm sorry to hear about your experience, I hope you don't have to go through that again.

    1. Exactly! I hats it when the hosts have to make the winners beg or are gievn the run around.

  2. Ooooh, I STILL haven't watched Revenge, but it look GOOOOOD.

    As for giveaways = :( :( :(

    I know I can eb slow (HATE MYSELF FOR THIS), but I ALWAYS make good on prizes, even if it takes me a few weeks. It seems really dishonest :/

    I like to do giveaways to promote a book I LOVE. Not just promote myself, you know? And *sad* :(

    As for NG? Yeah, that can be SUPER frustrating.

    1. You have to catch Revenge, the plot is beyond complicated. Season 1 is in Netflix and S2 episode 1 is available in ABC's site


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