Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy Cozy

The covers for this set called to me with its cute whimsical look and unusual eye-catching word - hygge (pronounced hooga).

Hygge is the Scandinavian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. Over recent years, hygge became a defining characteristic of Danish culture. -per Wikipedia

With that definition I decided to pick up a stack of books from the library to read up on what is hygge during this winter season. I will post impressions on this post along the way.

The Little Book of Hygge:
The Danish Way to Live Well
by Meik Wiking Amazon | Goodreads
My two bits:
Research related information with warm colorful illustrations give a good sense of hygge in this book. There are also interesting tips on how to incorporate hygge in your life. Candles is quick way to create a hygge aura.

The Little Book of Lykke:
The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People
by Meik Wiking Amazon | Goodreads
My two bits: coming...

Making Winter:
A Hygge-Inspired Guide to Surviving the Winter Months
by Emma Mitchell Amazon | Goodreads
My two bits:
This photo filled books includes winter related arts, crafts and recipes to get in that cozy mood. It includes step-by-step guides for a Crochet Lace Necklace and Fennel Cowl as well as recipes for Five-Minute Molten Chocolate Cake in a Mug and Blackberry and Almond Streusel Cake.

How to Hygge:
The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life
by Signe Johansen Amazon | Goodreads
My two bits: DNF

The Book of Hygge:
The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection
by Louisa Thomsen Brits Amazon | Goodreads
My two bits: This one gets into more examples of Danish living and lifestyle with some home related photos interspersed.

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