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The Refrigerator Monologues
The Refrigerator Monologues | Catherynne M. Valente
The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics From the New York Times bestselling author Catherynne Valente comes a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone whos ever been refrigerated: comic book women who are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superheros storyline will progress. In an entirely new and original superhero universe, Valente subversively explores these ideas and themes in the superhero genre, treating them with the same love, gravity, and humor as her fairy tales. After all, superheroes are our new fairy tales and these six women have their own stories to share.
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GivenLemons
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An amazing book! It features 6 women each with distinct voices and stories! It recentres ignored women in comics, but you don‘t need to know about comics to like it!

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Andrea4
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What's the difference btw being dead & having a boyfriend? ....Death sticks around.

I cannot describe how much I loved this and wished it would continue, telling all these women's stories!! I'm a sucker for retellings, especially those from the overlooked POV. I loved Polly's story b/c it was chilling; is getting someone to like her for 5 min a superpower or is it a sad reality that it is that easy to manipulate the tropes that surround a woman?

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Andrea4
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It didn't feel so bad. Human contact is a terrible drug.

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bookwrm526
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Love love love this author, and this is one of my favorites of her works I‘ve read so far. I‘m not a huge comics reader, so I didn‘t recognize all of the women in the stories, but even the ones I wasn‘t familiar with were still fantastic!

pppooraikul Couldn‘t agree more! Her writing is soooo satisfying. Have you tried this one? 😁😁 4mo
bookwrm526 @pppooraikul I haven‘t. I‘ve read the first Fairyland book, Six Gun Snow White, Space Opera, Silently and Very Fast, and The Labyrinth so far 4mo
pppooraikul Well, I highly recommend it! 😉 4mo
Andrea4 I felt the same about not knowing these characters, due to copyright infringement issues, the characters were actually just quite closely based on superhero stories, but their names have been changed. 4mo
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LiterRohde
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“When you don‘t need anything anymore, the only thing you need is stories, and songs, and beauty, and spectacle. That‘s the good stuff. The stuff that reminds us who we are.”

#QuotsyApr19 | 23: #Spectacular

📷: Made with Typorama

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katcavins
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This book was amazing! You could tell who some of the characters were meant to be even if you didn't kniw the comics that well (these seem to be mostly based on DC) and the women were actually fleshed out characters. I loved that the themes changed for each story but still connected to each other, and how emotions are shown to be important instead of being treated as a weakness.

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saresmoore
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Contemporary lady authors edition (because this task is impossible):

Kate Atkinson
Ali Smith
Catherynne M. Valente
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Lauren Groff

britt_brooke It‘s super tough. Nice list! 9mo
merelybookish I had Atkinson and Smith on mine too. And some not-so contemporary ladies. 9mo
Reagan-reads Yes to Kate Atkinson. I‘m working my way through her back catalogue but Life After Life is a lifetime favourite. 9mo
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batsy I like how you narrowed it down! That's the only way it's doable 😅 9mo
Cathythoughts Lauren Groff ♥️ 9mo
Zelma Yes, I chose Valente too. ❤️ 9mo
saresmoore @Zelma 👯‍♀️ 9mo
saresmoore @merelybookish I think our book tastes are pretty well-aligned. Though, I might lean Anne over Charlotte. I considered trying to bundle the Brontë sisters in one slot. ? (edited) 9mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Well it took its sweet ass time...but my boxing day sale #Bookoutlethaul finally got here!

🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️

A few are missing from the pic cuz they were for my roommates kid and she took off with them already. 🤷‍♂️😂

MidnightBookGirl Nice looking haul! 10mo
RainyDayReading I got Sea of Rust in my latest Book Outlet order too! 10mo
LauraBeth 😍😍 10mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I'm halfway through and having a lot of not so good feelings bubbling up.

iread2much I loved and hated this book. It scared me, and I had nightmares after one of the stories. But it is a powerful book and I respect that 11mo
saresmoore Inorite?! So stinking good, though. I still think about this book. 11mo
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jhstack
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Unfortunately, 'Refrigerator Monologues' was my first Cat Valente work. Fortunately, it was a very good choice, full of comic trope exploration from the POV of familiar yet (sometimes) dead female characters.

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MadCatRamble
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So fun and sly and sweet and sharp-tongued. I ❤️ Catherynne Velente‘s brain.

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BobbiStyles
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Read my 5-star review of The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2430033405

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BekaReid
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Some fun listening this week while catching up at work. Making the most of post-vacation blues!

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saresmoore
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When Valente writes her infinitely creative characters, it‘s as if she embodies them. In the case of The Refrigerator Monologues, the characters are only her own creation in part, because they already existed in another form. But the way she built this universe expressly for the purpose of telling untold stories without hacking away at what had already been built is the height of critical work & feminism. I‘m at a loss as to how to review this.

saresmoore I‘m not much of a comics fan, but I didn‘t need to be in order to feel this viscerally. This slim book is so much more than I expected it to be. 1y
2BR02B I excitedly pre-ordered this, and to my shame, a year later I still have not read it! Your review makes me want to put it at the top of my TBR stack. 1y
saresmoore @2BR02B It‘s such a quick read and if you know the superhero stories, you‘ll enjoy it doubly. I‘m convinced that Valente is a genius. 1y
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2BR02B @saresmoore She's definitely one of my favorite living authors. I can't think of anyone aside from China Miéville who writes with the range she does. 1y
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 1y
saresmoore @TrishB Thank you! ♥️ 1y
Zelma I‘m so excited you liked this. I can‘t stop telling people about this one! And I agree that Valente is a genius; I read everything by her with no hesitation. Currently on the second book of her Fairyland series and loving it. 1y
saresmoore @Zelma My daughter is reading the first Fairyland book right now! She has a slip of paper for a bookmark on which she is jotting down all the words that are new to her. In chapter one, she noted both “cravat” and “widdershins”. 😆 1y
TrishB That is so cool your daughter does that! I remember doing that - now I look them up on my phone! 1y
saresmoore @TrishB Me, too! At least once a week, she‘ll try out some new word. Her pronunciation is creative, to say the least! 1y
TrishB Awww...lovely to hear though 💕 1y
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saresmoore
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“What is this after-school-special horseshit? It‘s the kind of thing some asshole in Ohio gets the National Book Award for writing while he screws his grad students and cries his way to tenure.”

Well, damn. This book is so much more real than I expected from the premise.

batsy Wow. Talk about prose with a bite. 1y
saresmoore These are the stories of the Hell Hath Club, a group of women who‘ve died after being cast aside by their superhero boyfriends. Valente does an excellent job of representing the many faces of a woman scorned. @batsy (edited) 1y
Kalalalatja Once I can buy books again, I‘m going on a serious Valente binge! 1y
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saresmoore @Kalalalatja She is so brilliant! 1y
Beachesnbooks I LOVE this book 1y
saresmoore @Beachesnbooks It‘s amazing! I loved it, too. 1y
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saresmoore
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Some stats:
# of books I was already reading: 5
# of books I already had on loan: 3
# of books unread in my personal library: a bajillion
# of books I checked out at the library today: 7

I suppose math may not be my strong suit.

TrishB Maths.....well! Great choices though. 1y
Zelma 😂👏 The Refrigerator Monologues is soooo good. ❤️ 1y
Cinfhen And you realize three of those are 7 day loan😂😂😘😘 1y
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saresmoore @TrishB It‘s short for mathematics, it really should be maths! 🤷‍♀️ 1y
saresmoore @Cinfhen I did notice this...after my husband pointed it out. 😂 Oops! 1y
saresmoore @Zelma I just started it and I love it already! 1y
sisilia A bajilion is the correct term. I told my husband that we need a new apartment for all the books 1y
saresmoore @sisilia If there was ever a good reason to move, that‘s it! 1y
janeycanuck I don‘t see a problem here. Is there something wrong with this kind of behaviour? Because from over here, it looks like you are living your best life. 1y
DGRachel You do math the way I do! I love it. #EnglishMajorMaths 🤣🤣 1y
saresmoore @janeycanuck Amen to that! 1y
saresmoore @DGRachel 🤜🤛 1y
LeahBergen 😂😂 I have Undermajordomo Minor on my shelf (I really liked The Sisters Brothers). 1y
saresmoore @LeahBergen I couldn‘t decide which of the two to start with, but ultimately the synopsis and cover made me want to try Undermajordomo Minor first. I will (hopefully) read it soon! 1y
Kalalalatja Oooh, another Valente I haven‘t read! 1y
saresmoore @Kalalalatja I‘ve read about 50 pages and it is excellent so far. 1y
arubabookwoman Home Fire is excellent—it really lived up to the hype (for me). Hope you can get to it in the 7 day loan period! 1y
Suet624 Those libraries will get you every time. (A librarian reminded me that I didn‘t have to read each book I checked out. I was aghast. Of course I do!) 1y
saresmoore @arubabookwoman I‘ve finished the first section and I love it. 1y
saresmoore @Suet624 Haha! I don‘t read them all because I usually don‘t get a chance to try them before I check them out. But I always return them in a timely manner if I‘m not interested or saving for later. 🙂 1y
Moray_Reads I had an ARC of Small Country, I enjoyed it and am hoping to get tickets to see the author do a spoken word and musical event (in English and French!) on it at the Edinburgh Book Festival, it sounds amazing 1y
saresmoore @Moray_Reads That sounds unbelievable! 🤞 1y
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Augustdana
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The title made me pick it up. I didn‘t even open the book and I learned something. It‘s a fantastic book of linked short stories from the POV of women whose stories have been ‘refrigerated‘ (killed, injured...) so that a male superhero‘s story arc could move forward. #riotgrams day 3: favourite title.

Weaponxgirl I really want to get my hands on this one 1y
Augustdana @Weaponxgirl it‘s so great. Do it! 1y
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nonnaihr
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Sad and poignant. Couldn‘t put it down, looking forward to the next character intro and how it happened to them.

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Corar
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Just finished this book and this plate of pretzel bites (with some help) for the #readathon. Interesting perspective on superhero stories.

GatheringBooks those pretzel bites look yum! 2y
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toastyfrog
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I've never read a book by Catherynne Valente so I decided to pick one up and found a used copy of this book. I was able to identify who some of the characters were based on but not all of them. I liked it though. It was fun but also quite sad :( RIP, partners of comic book super heroes who have died to further someone else's story line.

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GirlMeetsBook
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Bailedbailed

Bailed. Couldn‘t do it. I got half way through and the third “superhero” was too much for me. I really wish this had come together better for me, the idea was really exciting but I think it went over my head. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Has anyone tried this? Thoughts?

Lindy I haven‘t yet, although it‘s already in my “to read” list. I still plan to give it a go. 2y
GirlMeetsBook @lindy You should!! I don‘t think anyone should heed my advice on this book. I‘m curious to hear others thoughts. I want to know what you think after you read it. Are you very familiar with comic characters? (edited) 2y
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Odd1Out
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THIS BOOK IS KILLING ME SOFTLY AND I NEED IT ADAPTED INTO ANOTHER FORM OF MEDIA IMMEDIATELY PLEASE!

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danimgill
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If you‘re a superhero fan who‘s ever been angry at the way the narrative has treated female characters THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. It‘s pretty easy to tell which famous characters Valente is invoking with her stories here but damn does she make each woman feel fresh and fully realized on their own. Super impressed with her worldbuilding as well as the overall message 🙌

lyradora Her non superhero fantasy is absolutely gorgeous. ☺ 2y
danimgill @lyradora Ooh good to know! This was my first of hers but I‘ll def have to check out her fantasy stuff 😊 2y
readordierachel Yes! I loved this one too. 2y
lyradora @danimgill if you want sf, check out Silently But Very Fast. If you want fantasy, look for the Prester John books. If you want adventurous fairy tale, look for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland. If you want dark fairy tales and poetry, look for A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects. 😊 2y
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WoodyWoodson
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Just finished this and it's a dang gem, taking shots at the mysoginistic superhero genre.

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KCorter
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I just read this in December, but is it too early for a reread? Because I am still so obsessed with this book.

Librariana I loved it from that first chapter and HAD to buy it (along with another book by Valente) when I saw it available from Book Outlet. I may need to re-read it myself soon! 2y
KCorter @Librariana Isn't Valente incredible?! She is one of my new favorite authors. I can always count on something she has written to blow my mind. This book is one of my special favorites she has written. 2y
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Broke_Girl_Reads
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This one hit me on a personal level. Valente is tackling violence against women in comics, but I work for a domestic violence organization and let me tell you folks, art imitates life. The humor mixed with simmering anger throughout this book was so validating and so heartbreaking. I think I‘ve got a new favorite author

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Zelma
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Pickpick

This book. 😍 Not quite what I expected but I just loved it. Technically a set of linked short stories, but it works as a cohesive narrative. Short, impactful, broke my heart often. This tells some stories of women from the comics universe who are overlooked, killed, tossed aside... In this case, Valente creates her own world with new superheroes, villains, mothers and girlfriends, but the ones we know could easily have shared their stories here.

Zelma @Bookgoil thank you so much for this one. It is a gem! 2y
kgriffith Fun fact: she lives here. :) We‘ve met on a couple of occasions, one bookish, one not. 2y
Bookgoil Now I need to read it! I have it and signed too from when I met her this summer but haven't gotten to it! Glad you loved it! 2y
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JPeterson
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Finishing up 2017 with this beauty.
I‘m only a few stories in, but already captivated Valente‘s storytelling capabilities.

Bradleygirl This one's on my new TBR! 2y
JPeterson @Bradleygirl Enjoy! I couldn‘t put it down! 2y
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parasolofdoom
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LOVE! I've been meaning to read this author for yeeeeears but somehow never have until now -- I'm definitely pleased with what I've found and will be reading more!

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parasolofdoom
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Just started this tonight! A really biting take on women in superhero comics, so damn good.

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Giabow
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Pickpick

I always forget how much I love this author, and then I read something new and fall in Love all over again.

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thec0zy
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Mehso-so

I would have liked this better if I had a connection to characters and the comics from which they were derived. An incredible writer, Valente created six vibrantly different voices for each of her characters. The novel is filled with rage at an industry that time and again dismisses it‘s women, both fictional and realistic.

It just was not for me.

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KCorter
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Catherynne Valente is a force. I don't know how someone can be so incredibly GOOD, but I am absolutely astonished by her writing with every new book she publishes.
If you are even remotely interested in what the superhero stories would look like told from the female perspective, namely the women in the "background", read this book. Karis Campbell's audiobook performance was breathtaking. This book is definitely in my Top 10 favorite reads in 2017.

readordierachel Yes! I loved this one too. So clever. 2y
KCorter @ReadOrDieRachel I agree! Valente is so clever. I love the way she both paints and plays with words. It's all I can do to not just start this all over again! I will definitely reread it, because this is a book that will stay with me for a long time. 2y
Beachesnbooks This is in my favorites for the year too! Sooooo good. 2y
Broke_Girl_Reads Ugh I‘m making my way up the library hold list for this one and I can‘t wait!! 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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This is why I haven't been on listy for the last day and a half. I had to drive two hours away to get the fridge I wanted at the price I wanted. This is so awesome. My old fridge was older than I am. I promise I will get all posts looked at soon.

jfalkens It's a nice fridge 😊 we have something similar and love the extra space 2y
Kaye Wow that‘s a big one. Does it have the freezer in the bottom ? 2y
LibrarianRyan @jfalkens I actually had an older model of this same fridge in my last house. It's now at my mothers. But yes Inlove it. 2y
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LibrarianRyan @Kaye yes it does. Plus the bottom handle moves with the natural movement of your hands. And the top drawer slides open with the bottom@drawer. 2y
jfalkens @LibrarianRyan I think ours is older too, it was there when we bought our house, almost 5 years ago. It's white but matches the stove/oven and microwave. 2y
Mommamanzi I‘m in love!!!! Our fridge bit the bullet THE NIGHT BEFORE THANKSGIVING!!!! 2y
andrea_reads Looks just like the fridge I just got! I love it! 2y
Bookzombie Looks like a great fridge! 2y
LeahBergen Nice!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
WarpedSweetness Nice fridge! I was looking a similar fridge before my Jeep broke over the summer. 2y
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Beachesnbooks
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November reading wrap-up! I finished 6 books in November, which is pretty great considering I also participated in #NaNoWriMo for the first time.
The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Crosstalk by Connie Willis ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Girls Will Be Girls by Emer O'Toole ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️and The Awakened Kingdom by N.K. Jemisin ⭐️⭐️⭐️) @RealLifeReading #emojinov #nov📚📷

Avanders That's a lot of 🌟 for 1 Month! 👏🏽👏🏽 2y
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Beachesnbooks
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This book could not be more incisive or more timely. I don't understand why it's not more popular.

Essentially, this book takes on sexism in the world of superheroes, by highlighting women whose lives (and deaths) have been used solely as plot devices to motivate the male main characters. If, like me, you really enjoy superhero movies and are also a feminist, this book will resonate with you. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Beachesnbooks
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I was actually doing really well at not buying too many books in November, but then I caved and bought a bunch on BookOutlet 😂 So far out of these, I've started The Refrigerator Monologues and I LOVE it. Definitely a good book buying decision. #bookhaul

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TheBookHippie
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Bailedbailed

So my fridge broke today
And that‘s pretty much my day 🤦🏽‍♀️

Redwritinghood Ugh. That sucks. Hope you can get it fixed soon. 2y
TheBookHippie @Redwritinghood nope we have to get a new one ! 🤦🏽‍♀️ 2y
JacqMac That sucks. You never realize how important it is until it doesn't work. 2y
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TheBookHippie @JacqMac I know!!! 😭😭😭😭 2y
merelybookish Yuck. I'm sorry. 2y
TheBookHippie @merelybookish I‘m actually pissed it isn‘t even 7 years old ugh all the food 😭 2y
DeleteAcct It's one of those items that you hate to spend money on even though it's a necessity. Washing machines and dryers too. 😠 2y
TheBookHippie @Rachbb3 Exactly !! 2y
OrangeMooseReads Yuck! 😢 all the wasted food that comes with that 2y
TheBookHippie @OrangeMooseReads Yup just got done screaming 🤦🏽‍♀️ugh 2y
EllieDottie Sorry 😐 2y
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readordierachel
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After 40 minutes I'm finally inside the building. They just called G024...

LauraBrook Did you bring a flask? 😏 2y
readordierachel @LauraBrook I wish 😂😂 2y
vivastory I'm pretty sure Dante would have written an entire book about the DMV. Good luck! I'll keep an eye out for SOS signals 2y
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readordierachel @vivastory Haha! I made it out relatively unscathed. Only took 2 hours 😜 2y
silentrequiem Ooof. At least it's a good book? 2y
readordierachel @silentrequiem It is! It was definitely helping the time pass until someone decided to start talking to me 😕 2y
BooksForEmpathy Ughhh the worst. 2y
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sacrilecious
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I absolutely adored this book! It was amazing. But it's so short that I really don't want to say much about it. So if you have any interest in it at all, you should probably just go ahead and read it. 😉

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sacrilecious
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This book! ❤
(And it even matches my comforter.)

Grim_Reader Oooh loving this cover. I really want to read this. 2y
sacrilecious @Grim_Reader It's SO good! 2y
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Augustdana
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This book is gonna stick with me for a while. Depressing as shit, and I couldn't stop turning the pages. Great writing and even better characters

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mywaywardsonia
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I wanted to add a quote from the book here but everything I highlighted were kind of bummers. Here's a happy picture instead

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Augustdana
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Dying was the biggest thing that ever happened to me. I'm famous for it. If you know the name Paige Embry you know that Paige Embry died. She died at night. She died stupidly...she died for no reason. *****HOLY SHIT I AM DIGGING THIS

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maximoffs
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It's time for Harley Quinn. Seriously this book is mind blowingly awesome. For real.

Laalaleighh Haha yayyyyyyyyy I'm so happpppyyyyyyyyyyy 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ 2y
maximoffs @Laalaleighh you hit the JACKPOT lady. 2y
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maximoffs
The Refrigerator Monologues | Catherynne M. Valente
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God this writing is beautiful.

BookishFeminist Valente = the best 2y
aeeklund I love this book so much. 2y
kalinichta What a fantastic premise. I am so here for this. 2y
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maximoffs
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So excited to start this!

ChasingOm Oh, this is on my want list! 2y
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readordierachel
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"How many books do you have out from the library now?"
*whispers* "Thirteen."

#libraryhaul #blameitonlitsy #buriedunderapileoflibrarybooks

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 15! 😱. 4 physical, 6 Hoopla, 5 digital from the library through overdrive. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa At least I know I'm not alone in my over optimistic reading plans.... 2y
Bookquilter 4.... it's the first time in a while I haven't felt overwhelmed 😬 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto 😂😂 I also have quite a few. I refuse to count them though. #denialismybestie 2y
readordierachel @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ah! I forgot about Overdrive and Hoopla. I don't want to say my new total 🙊. Hey, this way we have options, right? 😂 2y
readordierachel @Bookquilter 4 is a nice respectable number! 👍 2y
readordierachel @Ashley_Nicoletto Very wise. 😂😂 2y
monalyisha Omg the description of that short story collection! Flannery O'Connor meets Kelly Link?! 😍😱 I'm gonna die! 2y
Zelma I live so close to my library that when I decide on a book, I return the rest of my stack. It weirdly makes me feel better than having unread library books staring at me, silently judging. 😳😆 2y
readordierachel @monalyisha Right? It sounds amazing! 2y
readordierachel @Zelma That's a good strategy! envy your self control. I harbor delusions that I will read them all in the time alotted 😜 2y
monalyisha Working in a library gives me a lot of power over my holds & the amount of books that I have out at any given time. I do not wield that power responsibly. 😈I try not to be RIDICULOUSLY corrupt but... I think my idea of what's ridiculous & what's not might be a little skewed. 😳 2y
readordierachel @monalyisha Hahaha. Power corrupts. I bet your idea isn't that far off from most people on litsy. 😉 That's a pretty sweet perk! 2y
vivastory This stack is amazing! The Dry is really high on my thriller TBR. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Poet's Glossary. 2y
readordierachel @vivastory You are directly responsible for nearly half of this stack, haha. I kept seeing people praise The Dry and it was right up front in staff picks, so I couldn't resist. ☺ 2y
rachellayown Excellent stack! 👍 2y
batsy All of this looks amazing, so I look forward to your thoughts ☺️ 2y
TricksyTails I have 22. 🙈 But I'm in the worst reading slump so, sadly, they're being ignored. 2y
readordierachel @TricksyTails Oh no, I hate when that happens! Hopefully you break your slump soon. 2y
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heyitsMacall
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Fantastic. I'm happy that people are getting to know problems in pop culture like women in refrigerators. The writing was lovely and so fun. 5🌟

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Sanasai
The Refrigerator Monologues | Catherynne M. Valente
Pickpick

Fun set of stories, frame does a good, fluid job of tying them together smoothly. Had to double-check the reference on the last one, because it was out of my personal time-frame (too new). It was also the one I found most disturbing, maybe because I hadn't seen the original, maybe just because it was last and I was reading late, while alone. Overall win though.

RaimeyGallant Check out the new LitsyTips hashtag we started today. Lots of gems. :) It's the first post on my page, and then if you click the hashtag itself, you can see everyone else's tips. :) 2y
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