Monday, March 27, 2006

Post-garage sale update!

Thanks to everyone who bought stuff, either by email or at our garage sale! I now have a lot less paraphanalia to get rid of before boarding that plane to London, and it's nice to know that some of my favourite books have gone to good homes. Thanks, all.

There are a few items still to be sold if anyone's still interested. My bed, the big wooden bookshelf and the dressing table are still up for grabs, so contact me if any of that sounds enticing. I will draw you a special picture, too, if you buy furniture from me: maybe a picture of a robot, or a dinosaur, or a robot dinosaur. Actually, you can choose what the picture's of, so long as it's not a portrait of Richard Dreyfuss. That's a hard limit. No Richard Dreyfuss! Sorry.


Carlie x

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Fridge for sale - $80

It's a Kelvinator 220 Litre: a small, clean little fridge, five years old and in good condition. It's got a small freezer on top with a separate door. That's not a picture of my actual fridge, by the way. I couldn't possibly eat that much celery.

Non-fiction for sale! $3 per book!

Most of these books are secondhand and a bit worn.

Eyes Wide Open: A Memoir of Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut - Frederic Raphael
A Natural History of the Senses - Diane Ackerman
Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America - Robert Hughes
Henry & June - Anais Nin
Being and Nothingness - Jean-Paul Sartre
The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat - Oliver Sacks
On the Couch with Chris Beck - Chris Beck
The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People
The Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition - Ed Regis
The Hero with a Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell
Occidental Mythology - Joseph Campbell
Larousse World Mythology (big hardcover book)

Fiction for sale! $3 per book!

While some of these books are brand new, most are secondhand and a bit worn.

J M Coetzee - Elizabeth Costello
Yann Martel - The Life of Pi
Hanif Kureishi - Intimacy
Dave Eggers - A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Dave Eggers - You Shall Know Our Velocity
Donna Tartt - The Secret History
Donna Tartt - The Little Friend
Peter Goldsworthy - Bleak Rooms
Haruki Murakami - The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Don Delillo - White Noise
Don Delillo - Underworld
Angela Carter - Nights at the Circus
Richard Ford - Rock Springs
Richard Ford - The Sportswriter
Richard Ford - Independence Day
Kazuro Ishiguro - The Unconsoled
Kazuro Ishiguro - The Remains of the Day
Thomas Pynchon - Vineland
David Malouf - Remembering Babylon
Antony Jach - The Weekly Card Game
Helene Hanff - 84 Charing Cross Road
Nicholson Baker - Vox
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude
Dashiel Hammett - The Maltese Falcon
Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep
Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange
John Irving - The Fourth Hand
Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things
Bret Easton Ellis - The Rules of Attraction
Martin Amis - Yellow Dog
Tama Janowitz - A Cannibal in Manhattan
Tama Janowitz - Slaves of New York
Roald Dahl - The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Willy Wonka
Jeanette Winterson - Oranges are not the Only Fruit
James Joyce - Ulysses (annotated)
Margaret Atwood - Alias Grace
Margaret Atwood - Good Bones
Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood - Wilderness Tips
Margaret Atwood - Bluebeard's Egg
Margaret Atwood - Surfacing
Margaret Atwood - Bodily Harm
Margaret Atwood - Cat's Eye
Margaret Atwood - Dancing Girls
Anais Nin - A Spy in the House of Love
Susan Orlean - The Orchid Thief
Linda Jaivin - Eat Me
Sean Condon - Film
William Burroughs - Naked Lunch
Sue Woolfe - Leaning Towards Infinity
Thomas Harris - Hannibal (The worst book ever written!)
Patrick White - Voss
Jonathan Franzen - The Corrections
Janette Turner Hospital - Borderline
Michael Chabon - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Frank Moorhouse - The Coca Cola Kid
Peter Carey - War Crimes
Peter Carey - The Fat Man in History
Peter Carey - The Tax Inspector
Peter Carey - The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith
Peter Carey - Illywhacker
Peter Carey - Oscar and Lucinda
Peter Carey - Jack Maggs
Zadie Smith - White Teeth

Random items

HP Scanjet 4400 Scanner - $10

HP Deskjet 845c printer - $10

Feather Boas - $3 
Ridiculous bag of boas in red and pink

Pop Art Glass Mao Zedong Clock - $20
Still in the package; never been used.

Cork noticeboard - $2

Round, green, wooden table - $10

Poetry books for sale! $1.50 each!

While some of these books are brand new, most are secondhand and a bit worn.

Kate Llewellyn - Selected Poems
Kate Llewellyn - Figs
Kate Llewellyn - Luxury
Kate Llewellyn - Honey
Kate Llewellyn The Waterlily
Andrew Burke - Mother Waits for Father Late
David P Reiter - The Snow in Us
Rod Moran - Against the Era
Susan Howe - The Nonconformist's Memorial
Peter Goldsworthy - New and Selected Poems
Jim Carroll - Fear of Dreaming
Billy Marshall - Stoneking, Singing the Snake
Peter Bakowski - In the Human Night
Peter Bakowski - The Heart at 3am
Jenny Boult - The Hotel Anonymous
Jenny Boult - The White Rose and the Bath
Dipti Saravanamutti - The Colosseum
John Tranter - Different Hands
Morgan Yasbincek - Night Reversing
Samuel Wagan Watson - Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight
Philip Salom - The Silent Piano
Lis Hoffman - Libido
Walt Whitman (100 page Everyman's Poetry selection)
Steven Herrick - The Sound of Chopping
Steven Herrick - Caboolture
Marcella Polain - Dumbstruck
Rory Harris - Over the Outrow
Brian Dibble - Analogues
Pamela Brown - This World, This Place
Dylan Thomas - Under Milk Wood
Thalia - Night Flowers
Lewis Carroll - The Hunting of the Snark (annotated)
Mal Morgan - Once Father and God
Brenda Walker - Crush
Thom Gunn & Ted Hughes - Selected Poems
Lauren Williams - The Sad Anthropologist
Susan Mitchell - The Water Inside the Water


HEAT: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
Going Down Swinging: 9, 13 (With Jas H Duke tribute CD), 14, 17, 19, 21
Meanjin: 1/1998, 1/1999, 2/2001

Erotic Poems from The Greek Anthology
Visible Ink, Launched
Tuesday Night Live: Fifteen Years of Friendly Street

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Furniture for sale!

Dark wood dressing table with bevelled mirror - $85
40s/50s-style dark wood vanity unit with a great big mirror, big drawers, and decorative handles. Very pretty. Missing a bit off one of the back legs, though.

Dining Table and chairs - $85 ono
A medium-sized, hand-made, rectangular, wooden table. Pine, I think. The legs have been painted brown, and the top left oiled. To be honest, the top does need to be sanded and oiled again - it's a bit sticky in places - but once that's done it will be a lovely table. i did once buy a block of sandpaper intending to do this, but gave up after three minutes of pathetic, limp-wristed, Mr Burns-style dabbing. I am lazy, but you, I'm sure, are superior to me. The table comes with four chairs. They are, admittedly, upholstered in beige vinyl, but they're an interesting shape, and I think quite cute.

Queen-sized ensemble - $500 ono
An $1100 bed that I bought on sale for $750 in 2004. It's a Crown Posture "Backcare" Wool ensemble. Everyone who sleeps, or even casually lays across this bed for a few moments, remarks how comfortable it is. You could put whole bags of frozen peas beneath the mattress and still awaken refreshed and unbruised and ready to marry the prince in the morning. Okay, maybe ignore the bit about the peas. But seriously. Great bed. I've taken care of it, too: flipped and rotated the mattress every six months, and cossetted it in a quilted mattress protector.

Wooden bookshelf - $110 ono
A lovely pine bookshelf with compartments. Twice as big as your average, piss-weak, bookshelf.

Two sets of metal shelves - $25 for both ono
Nothing fancy about these; I think I bought them from Bunnings. Four shelves apiece.

Big wooden desk - $20 ono
I loved this when I first bought it from the Brotherhood of St Laurence, but it is admittedly a Frankenstein's monster of a desk: handmade from the carcasses of other, expired, desks. That's how it looks to me, anyhow. Could do with a sanding.

Wooden chair - $10
With arms and stuff! Suitable for sitting on! Upholstered with burgundy vinyl. Almost, but not quite, elegant.

Wooden stool - $45 ono
Sweet little handmade stool I bought from an antique store in the Yarra Valley. Exactly the right shape and size for sitting on and playing flamenco guitar. I am not even joking.

Wooden sidetable - $25 ono
Charmingly wonky sidetable thing with special slot for putting your book in.

Red sideboard - $10 ono
Fire engine red, slightly scuffed cyborg with drawers of varying sizes. Cute but a bit rickety. Great for keeping all your Torvil and Dean memorabilia in.

Card table - $10 ono
Burgundy-coloured. Folds up. Ideal for canasta.