Saturday, June 18, 2022

Memoriam: Mark Shields

Mark Shields (1937–2022) was an American political columnist and commentator.  Shields was born and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1959, alongside John Bellairs, Alfred Myers, and Charles Bowen, the latter using Sheilds' name in one of his Scholastic humor columns during the 1958-59 school year.

After college, Shield went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps. Afterwards, he worked for several local and presidential races before beginning a carrer with PBS as a commentator and columnist for several other news outlets.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Paperback Collecting? It’s a LibraryThing.

Numerous fans over the years have written asking book collecting questions over the years.  Most of the questions center around the Dial hardcover editions.  Other people collect paperback editions, often the Bantam Skylark editions from the 1980s.