Thursday, August 31, 2017

Book Review: The Little Book of Hygge

Danish Secrets to Happy Living

by Meik Wiking

CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, Copenhagen



A partial synopsis from Bas Bleu:  Hygge has been called everything from "the art of creating intimacy," "coziness of the soul" and "the absence of annoyance" to "taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things," "cozy togetherness" and, my personal favorite, "cocoa by candlelight."


My thoughts:  So, to begin Hygge is pronounced "hoo-ga".  You're welcome!  That was my first question, too.  ;-)  What a fascinating little book!  It begins by defining what "hygge" is.  As chapters move along though, there are tips and suggestions on how to create "cozy togetherness" in your home as well as your place of work.  I especially enjoyed the recipe section.  This one is a pretty quick read and one that I would definitely recommend.

What have you been reading?

;-)  -Marci

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for clearing up the mystery of the pronunciation of "hygge!" When cozy togetherness takes the place of crazy commercialism and the stress of the fast paced world, we're all happier!

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  2. Well, I haven't been reading this book - but it is next on my list to purchase - it sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the suggestion. Now off to explore more of your blog.

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  3. Love the recommendation - I will read this! :)

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  4. I could use "absence of annoyance" any day!

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  5. Found you through the #Home Matters Linky Party . . . thanks for sharing this book with us. I'm determined to refocus some of my energy this autumn and winter on creating more "hygge" in our home ;o) Guess I'll be reading this book for a bit of inspiration! Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage

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  6. This book is waiting for me at the library to pick up. You are the second person to give it a positive review. Can't wait to start it! Right now I am re-reading some Rosamunde Pilcher books...so good!

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  7. I've been on a Scandinavian reading kick, so I'll have to check this one out!

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  8. The only fun reading I do lately is blog posts. Other than that my reading is for blogging courses which isn't nearly as much fun. This little book looks interest and I really appreciate the pronunciation lesson.. its not Hi Gee lol

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  9. Sounds like a fun look at this trend! It's about that time of the year, where I'd go for some coziness.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  10. Thanks for the review and suggesting a good read. I will check it out. Visiting from #HomeMattersParty

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