Robin A. Rothman
Omnivoracious Editor
Robin "Don't forget the A." Rothman spent more than a decade as a rock critic before dabbling in TV & Radio journalism and eventually dropping the byline altogether to be an entertainment & features editor. Now turning her full attention to books, she's drawn to quirky fiction, funny Sci-Fi, big fantasy, cult classics, pop culture nonfiction, and anything that will help her survive the zombie apocalypse.

Recent posts by Robin


Celebrity Picks: John Grisham's Favorite Reads of 2015

What does the master of the legal thriller read for fun? We asked John Grisham--author of the new book, Rogue Lawyer--for his top books of the year.

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YA Wednesday: The Best of 2015

Choosing the Best Young Adult Books of 2015 is one of the hardest lists to compile because there can only be 20 titles. I know that sounds like a lot but believe me, when you start looking over that shelf of favorites it seems like a very small number. That said, for me the number one YA novel this year can only be...

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Celebrity Picks: Carly Simon's Favorite Reads of 2015

The singer/songwriter of "Anticipation" and "You're So Vain"--and now the author of her memoir, Boys in the Trees--shares her 2015 favorites. We asked for three, and she gave us four!

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Why Read This Post? Because It's There.

I don't climb mountains, because I am sure that I would die. I love reading about it from the comfort of my armchair, though. And clearly I'm not alone: ever since Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air hit the best-seller lists...

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The Muralist

“Go For It. But Don’t Give Up the Day Job” -- Author B.A. Shapiro on the Art of Writing, & Writing About Art

The disappearance of a young painter in New York City on the eve of World War II shapes B.A. Shapiro’s fascinating historical novel, The Muralist. The book, the latest from the best-selling author of The Art Forger, blends historical and fictional characters...

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Celebrity Picks: Norman Lear's Favorite Reads of 2015

We love Norman Lear, the avuncular genius behind All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. And Norman Lear loves to read. Here are his favorite books of 2015.

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Best Children's Books of 2015

Looking back on the year, there are books that immediately come to mind as the best of what came out in 2015. In the case of children's books, that covers a lot of ground (as it should) so we chose our favorite books for babies and toddlers, picture books, chapter books, exciting nonfiction, and of course the novels...

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Celebrity Picks: Nathan Lane's Favorite Reads of 2015

We begin week three of our Celebrity Picks with Nathan Lane, whose iconic and often hilarious roles in The Birdcage, The Lion King, Modern Family, and The Producers, just to name a few, have made him a legend of stage and screen.

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Anatomy of Success: Shonda Rhimes's "Year of Yes"

In her new book, TV creator/producer Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal) reveals how she transformed herself from the person who "never says yes" to anything to the one that opened herself up to a world of possibilities and success. Find out how she did it.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Winter Spooktacular

Here are a few upcoming highlights for graphic novel readers who prefer a little something not-so-sweet in their eggnog.

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Celebrity Picks: Diana Gabaldon's Favorite Reads of 2015

Since the publication of Outlander--over 20 years ago!--Diana Gabaldon has enchanted readers with her somewhat unclassifiable tales of time-tripping romance in the 18th century Scottish Highlands. Here she shares her own favorite reads of 2015.

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