Running and reading, my two loves. Reading about running? Yes, please. Though I’ll admit it’s not a genre I’ve spent extensive time in. So when Sally and I talked about starting the Long Distance Reading Club, on the long run of course, we decided to start at the start. "Once a Runner" by John L. Parker, Jr. Neither of us had picked this book up, and surprisingly no one at HQ had read it either. But it’s on every list of ‘must read running books’ and some see it as the north star of all running literature. Or, is it the musty dusty book from the patriarchal canon that's ready for fresh analysis and possible ousting. As a new kind of women's book club, hey, it's up to us!
Either way, we decided it was time to read it for ourselves and it would be a natural place to kick off the Oiselle book club.
LONG DISTANCE READING CLUB (UPDATED!)
1. Reading Once a Runner
Meeting Every other Tuesday starting September 29th at 5:30pm PT on Twitter using #LDRClub.
Once a Runner schedule Discuss through halfway on September 29th and final wrap up October 13th.
Meeting Format 5-7 discussion questions asked one at time giving time for discussion, listed as Q: ____. Published follow up with Qs and As the next day on the Oiselle Blog.
2. Reading Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown
Daring Greatly schedule Discuss through halfway on November 10th and final wrap up November 24th.
You can also interact with Long Distance Reading Club by joining our Goodreads group.
To kick things off right we're including one of two limited edition #LDRClub bookmarks in all orders through Sunday (9/17-9/20). After we finish Once a Runner on October 13th we'll crowdsource our next book and dig in! Welcome to Long Distance Reading Club, we’re excited to talk lit with you!