March 31, 2007

My name is Estelle. I’m a Melbourne, Australia lady currently residing in NYC. Please see what I’m up to at my Tumblr. Needless to say, all opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and do not represent the views of any organisation that I work for.

On 3000 BOOKS, I flick words together to create the impression that reading fifty books a year makes me well read. Recently, I discovered the existence of a blogger who is reading one book a day, and 3000 BOOKS will shortly transition to its new title, 26,280,000 BOOKS (that’s one an hour). I have written on the topics of Victorian discrimination law, online writing mediums and the branding misstep of Harvard’s clothing line (in which case one line of prose sufficed). My ‘inchoate ramblings’ portfolio includes the Australian Literary Review, Australian Book Review, Radio National’s The Book Show, The Emerging Writers’ Festival Reader, the Melbourne Writers Festival blog, harvest magazine, The Lifted Brow, The Big Issue and RRR fm. Big ol’ cheeks brought to you by ice-cream.

Comments (6)
  1. Hello,

    I’m a girl, age 33 from Belgium. Since septembre 1991 I’m counting the books I read, and at this moment, I’m at 2990, so nearly the 3000….
    Greatings, Isabelle

  2. It really makes sense your idea of the 3k books… I did not realize the amount of books we can read is limited and lately I have not even counted them, as some I like to re-read them , above all my favs. I believe books are similar to wine, as old as they get the better the mind taste is.

    I am from Mex and I’ll be following your blog.


  3. Hi, I am from Lithuania. I and my friend we have a blog about books. The blog is in LIthuanian.
    I was so disappointed that it is so few books for me to read in my life, I almost want to cry. On the other hand I will be more brave to give up reading boring book.

  4. Hi,

    We live in the same lovely city :)

    I very much enjoy your blog. I have been counting since I was 20 but often haven’t managed a book a week for a few years. (Work, study, family, days in the surf are distractions.)

    I recently turned 50 and realised that if I make it to 80 I might only have 1500 books left in me. I thought it would make me more discerning but ravenous greed wins out and I’m just as eclectic as ever. I don’t have any qualms about revisiting favourites or brick sized tomes slowing me down. I still haven’t figured out how to count poetry. So much starting in the middle, going round in circles – all happily.

    You’ve got so much fun in front of you :)



  5. Hi Estelle, I’m a booklover, book blogger and fellow Melbournian and have set myself a GoodReads target of 60 books this year; having fallen just short of reaching it last year by 3 books.

    Great blog, and I wish you the best of luck on your reading journey to 3000 books.

  6. Hello Estelle! Lovely blog :)
    How did you make the transition from law to publishing/editing?
    It seems like such a tight-knit industry – almost impossible to break into if you don’t have the right background or contacts… I’d love to hear more of your story!


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