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Building Stories
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
12 posts | 11 read | 17 to read
Building stories presents an illustrated tale, told in various books and folded sheets, about the residents in a three-story Chicago apartment building. Characters include a lonely single woman, a couple who are growing to despise each other, and an elderly landlady.
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gradcat
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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1. If I‘m honest, I really like gift certificates to a book store, so that I might buy whatever I wish. As for giving, I do like to give arty books (or coffee-table books) if the subject is interesting. One year I gave the tagged book to an artist friend of mine...it‘s sort of a 3-D graphic novel...very cool. 👩🏻‍🎨
2. Reading 📖
3. New to Litsy, so I don‘t have any 🤭
4. A Christmas Story 🎥
5. Ok! 👌🏻
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LMJenkins Welcome to Litsy! 11mo
gradcat @LMJenkins I‘m not too new, I mean I joined right around Halloween this year, but I didn‘t understand anything (still don‘t sometimes 😂), so I made no goals for 2018. I will (already have) made some for 2019. Thank you!! (edited) 11mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘ll be doing a lot of reading next week too. 📚 💙 11mo
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saguarosally Don‘t worry about complex challenges or reading hundreds of books a year. If you read one book that you wouldn‘t have before, it‘s more knowledge that you didn‘t have before. 11mo
Trashcanman Where ya been? 11mo
gradcat @saguarosally Thanks for that! I need to hear things like that from time to time. 😍 11mo
gradcat @Trashcanman Where have YOU been, on the contrary?! No, in actual fact, I have had a migraine that is not letting up...I have about four or five hours after I wake up when I can function, but then it comes back and I have to go back to bed—so sorry!! Are you doing alright? 11mo
gradcat @4thhouseontheleft You said you don‘t really celebrate Christmas—I really don‘t either...I‘m not anti- or anything, I just don‘t have a lot of family and I‘m kind of isolated out in the country. It is a good time to get a lot of reading done, though...I just hope your sister can get home to celebrate the holiday & you are able to read without worrying about her too much. 🤞🏼🙏🍀 (edited) 11mo
Trashcanman @gradcat you live in the woods with tree trees or not tree trees? 11mo
gradcat @Trashcanman Tree trees 🌲 🌳😂 11mo
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Flaneurette
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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http://www.theguardian.com/books/ng-interactive/2014/sep/13/-sp-chris-ware-the-l...

Not actually tagged book, not in Litsy database. Chris Ware is a stinkin genius, that space between the c and h on the restaurant sign breaks my heart, such minutely observed details. A melancholy novella about being an awkward elementary school kid. Tagged book also highly recommended

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thebluestocking
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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This is sold as a book, but it looks more like a board game filled with 14 different book-like things. You can read them in any order and build yourself a story. I found this through the Tournament of Books several years ago. #oversizedbook #riotgrams

batsy That looks wonderfully intriguing! 2y
mrp27 Neat! 2y
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Mitch
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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It‘s been an intense work day today so not in the mood to pick up my book. Perfect night though to rediscover the little booklets that make up Building Stories. It‘s a wonderfully intricate sets of stories, all in slightly different formats, about an apartment block. You see the same events from different residents POV. It‘s intriguing, beautiful and accessible when the eyes/ brain is tired but the soul needs literature! #graphicnovel

minkyb Very cool! 2y
kspenmoll Intriguing! 2y
Mitch It really is beautiful- it‘s all in this luscious box that has a plan of the apartment building. It‘s super clever and beautiful ! I highly recommend it! 2y
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Keyoung
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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Our homemade bookshelves are *mostly* finished so I started putting my comics up. I'll be spending my long weekend figuring out some sort of home cataloging scheme. #shelfie

britt_brooke Nice!! 2y
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Crystalblu
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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#3?!

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Crystalblu
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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#2 and The Husband just got me my first book box subscription!! Super excited!

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Crystalblu
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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First of the 14 items in this exciting read!

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Crystalblu
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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What awesomeness is this?!

tpixie Great cover art! 3y
Crystalblu Even cooler when you open the box! More pictures to come as I delve in! 3y
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Marchpane
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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This is the section of my book case for coffee table books. Building Stories counts because you need a table to spread out all the pieces! 😉

#funfridayphoto #coffeetablebooks

BekahB Building Stories has been on my wish list for a long time! 3y
Linsy 😄 3y
Redheadrambles Oh Shaun Tan is in there, I collect his works and just brought The Singing Bones - which looks so cute. 3y
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Marchpane @Redheadrambles the Singing Bones looks amazing. Shaun Tan is the best and I wish I had a collection like yours! 3y
Redheadrambles @Marchpane - I started with The Red Tree it gets all the stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3y
LeahBergen I misread the title of the bottom book as "Tories". What a gruesome coffee table book THAT would be! ? 3y
Marchpane @LeahBergen *shudder* 😂 3y
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GregoryCass
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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My wife ( @rachel_mbc ) works at a great book store, so we've got a great signed book shelf. I want to share more of them on Litsy, so I'll try to post one each weekend. I'm thinking #signedsundays

Alisnazzy This is so beautiful!!! 😍😍 3y
BookishMarginalia Looking forward to your #signedsundays! And I studied at Harvard and lived in Quincy House, so I stopped by Harvard Book Store every day! It's still my favorite bookstore ever! 💜 3y
rachel_mbc @BookishMarginalia Aww, yay, it's always nice to hear from happy customers, past and present. Stop by and say hello if you're ever back in town! 3y
LeahBergen Ahhh, it was YOU that came up with #SignedSundays! 👍🏼 3y
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Thekelburrows
Building Stories | Chris Ware, Marnie Ware, Ware. Clara
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Chris Ware is a genius and captures the human experience with almost cruel realism.

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