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Women’s History Month is an opportunity to step back and reflect on the patient fortitude of women whose once-relegated role as ‘observers’ has bred generations of brilliant storytellers. Over at Signature, Nathan Gelgud illustrates the influence of twelve indomitable female authors, their books, and the literary links between them.

  • every tv show writers: okay so I'm gonna make them fall in love with this character
  • also every tv show writers: now i'm gonna kill him or make him disappear
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We might have mentioned before how much we love science fiction, and the fact that this year’s summer reading theme is Science. Actually: Science!! It needs an exclamation point. 

So, we’ve put together a really, really, incredibly huge booklist (working title? The Hive) for fans of science and fantasy fiction - and we added a little something extra, since, if you’re anything like us, when you love reading a genre, you love to watch films and shows, and play video games, in that same genre. 

And if you’re playing Reading Bingo this summer with us for Summer Reading - or if you’re planning to take part in our Summer Fling (With a Book)! matchmaking program - then these books will definitely see you through summer and beyond!

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This will go down in my book as one of the best verbal slaps in cinematic history.

Not entirely sure how historically accurate is it but it made for a really good scene.

The Traveling Wilburys, photographed by Neal Preston

“George absolutely adored the Wilburys. That was his baby from the beginning, and he went at it with such great enthusiasm. The rest of his life, he considered himself a Wilbury.” - Tom Petty, 2001 [x]

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“It’s kind of stupid what we didn’t do more. I used to say, ‘Just flash the big W in the sky like the bat signal, and we’ll all come.’ We just thought we had all the time in the world.” - Tom Petty on The Traveling Wilburys, Men’s Journal, August 2014 [x]

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“He was happy to play music with anyone - Dhani’s school friends, me. He just wanted to play.” - Olivia Harrison, USA Today, 11 June 2007

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“It’s more fun to just hang out with your friends, sod it, you know, just do something. I had to shake The Beatles off from around my neck. I had to do something other than being ‘Beatles George’… Now I’ve come full circle, I’m free of it, and I’m liberated. I can go on and be a Wilbury.” - George Harrison [x]