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The Little Book of Hygge
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well | Meik Wiking
Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...' You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.
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I‘m an introvert and I‘ve survived 30 New England winters… I should have known I love hygge already. I can‘t wait to take it even further!!!☕️ 🫖 ❄️ ⛄️ 🧦 🧖🏻‍♀️💅🏻🧶🪡🐈‍⬛🐈🐩🦮🪴🍁💐🍩🍺🛁💜👯‍♀️#book20of2022

ICantImReading I loved this book, I should re-read it this winter! 🥰 6d
brittanybooks Yes!! The audiobook version is fun too because of the accent. 6d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!! 1w
Eggs I have flannel Hygge pajamas👏🏻 1w
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Darklunarose
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Bailing on this one. Not sure why but it really just isn‘t flowing for me.

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Darklunarose
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So there is a word for this?!!!

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Darklunarose
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To start this afternoon…what else is there to do in super hot weather?

TheBookHippie Currently 0 here I‘ll send some cool breezes your way 🥶 2w
Darklunarose @TheBookHippie wish we could swap some weather, then we both might get livable weather! 2w
TheBookHippie @Darklunarose SERIOUSLY!! 🥶🥶 2w
Darklunarose @TheBookHippie we had 40c yesterday and supposed to be 37 today. Summers just starting to get worked up I think 2w
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Erin.Elizabeth10
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I thought this would be the perfect cozy read for January, and I was disappointed! This book felt like all filler. It was lots of predictable yet unrealistic lists. Yes, I know candles and tea create good atmosphere. No, I cannot take a trip to Copenhagen right now. I read Wintering by Katherine May last January and this did not compare!

bthegood Just picked this up - thinking along the same lines - started it - not sure I will finish - I think your review is spot on!! 5d
Erin.Elizabeth10 @bthegood Thanks! Yeah I really wanted to like it, but it just didn‘t live up to expectations. I hope you find something better! 4d
bthegood @Erin.Elizabeth10 I did thanks 🙂 4d
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ReadingOver50
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The book started out interesting, then started getting repetitive. It could have been much shorter. But I was happy to learn more about hygge. I like the concept and the book inspired me to light more candles. 😊

Lifeisasnap I felt the same way. It could‘ve been shortened and still got the same message out. 1mo
BookBabe Very hygge photo! 😃🙌🏻 I enjoyed this little book. It‘s been a couple years since I read it, so I can‘t recall if I was bothered by repetitiveness (although now that you mention it, I think maybe I felt that way a bit too) 1mo
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Book #25 of the year: “The Little Book of Hygge” by Meik Wiking

I READ A HAPPY BOOK! Go, me! Michael got this for me last winter and I finally got around to reading it. It‘s delightful and I loved it. With insights into Danish culture and the science of happiness, Wiking created a warm welcome into hygge for the rest of the world. I look forward to incorporating these guidelines and recipes into my life, and just in time for julehygge!

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451Degrees
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Such a fun read! Gave many ideas on how to improve the hygge in your home🙂 definitely gonna try a few tips❤️

AkashaVampie Ok a weird question.... but what the hell is Hygge??? Haha 5mo
451Degrees @AkashaVampie it‘s hard to define but it‘s like a sense of comfort that‘s influenced by your surroundings and experiences. It‘s very popular in Scandinavian countries. For example a warm and oversized sweater is considered hygge or candles instead of overhead lights! 5mo
AkashaVampie @451Degrees oh ok. Thanks sweetie. I have seen the word around before but never got to look it up. I will have to check the book out. 5mo
451Degrees @AkashaVampie oh yes of course! It‘s a great read if you‘re looking to make your home space a bit more comfy and welcoming! 5mo
AkashaVampie @451Degrees we don't really have people over... we mostly stick to ourselves (and this was before covid too), but it would be fun to try and change things up. 5mo
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It is the last day of the #AwesomeAugust #readathon and I finally finished a audio book.
There a lot of Hygge in this book I think he broke a record with it 🤔😆
@Andrew65 1🙏

#reading #audiobooks #readathon #readyforthefuture #librarybook #readingthelibrary #bookworm #booknerd #book

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 5mo
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BeeMagical
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Book 57🎧📚
My life craves hygge!🧡🖤🤍
Hot chocolate, warm blankets, good books, candlelight 🕯 and the right weather🍂🍁⛈

Time to incorporate more hygge into my daily life!🧡

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Hygge🧡

Avanders 🧡🤍🧡 7mo
BeeMagical @Avanders 🧡🤍🧡 7mo
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KathyWheeler
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Taking a break from Caste.

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DogMomIrene
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Easy to pick up this book here and there. While I‘ve read most of these concepts about hygge in articles, learning more about the nuances of this tradition, emotion, state of being from a Danish author was well worth my time. At the end of the book, he refers to the Danish welfare state as one of the main reasons that Denmark consistently ranks high on happiness surveys. Makes me want to read the The Almost Nearly Perfect People.

Cortg We promoted a lot of the Hygge concepts at our libraries this winter for teens and adults. There were several counties, including ours, that hosted Meik Wiking in a Zoom presentation in February. It was a big hit. Unfortunately, I was working that day/time. 9mo
DogMomIrene @Cortg That sounds amazing! I see me reading more of his books. I‘ve been rotating in different books about happiness, health, or longevity to my reading routine. Helps keep me focused on developing those good habits. Totally see the value in targeting teens and adults as a library. 9mo
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😲 This tradition for children‘s birthday parties gives some context for the gruesomely vivid details in Nordic and Scandinavian murder mysteries. Not that I haven‘t loved every Nordic and Scandinavian murder mystery that I have read. But wow, cutting the throat of the gingerbread man? I thought decapitating animal cookies was harsh.🤣

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☕️Digging this hygge!

Minimalgrl Must have coffee ☕️!!! 9mo
DogMomIrene @Minimalgrl I know! I keep trying to add in green tea, and I switch back to coffee every time🤣 9mo
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Makes sense to me!

LeslieO I think Litsy does that, too! 😉 9mo
DogMomIrene @LeslieO Oh, excellent point👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 9mo
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janerzy
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A nice reminder to slow down and make the most of what we have in abundance everyday. Be in the now, be content and be grateful.
It‘s a pleasant surprise that I‘ve already embedded many those Hygge drivers in my home and living. What‘s significantly missing is: more cakes in the office (post covid) and work less! 🥲

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I personally didn‘t enjoy this. I always have a hard time getting into non-fiction and this was one that i could not continue reading for maybe more than five minutes per session. Maybe I‘ll give it another chance another time. But I don‘t think I‘m in the right headspace at the moment to do that.

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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It is a good book to learn about different culture & different community. Though few hyggie ideas were impractical to tropical countries, it has many inputs for a happy life. It illustrates the Importance of relationships, journal writing & being with nature. I appreciated the solid scientific evidences mentioned in this book. I listen to this audiobook & author‘s own narration made it a good listen. 3.5🌟

#nonfiction2021 #bookspinbingo #BFC21

wanderinglynn I‘m curious, what kinds of suggestions are impractical for tropical living? (I live on a sub-tropical island.) (edited) 11mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @wanderinglynn I mean sitting by the side of fire, cozy blankets,and things to do during snowy winter. 11mo
wanderinglynn Ah, yeah none of that on a tropical or subtropical island. 😆 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a fake fire is nice... we have a little electric “wood stove“ & you can set it to be just the flames with no heat & somehow it makes a gloomy day feel cozier!! @wanderinglynn 11mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @TheAromaofBooks good idea 💐👍 11mo
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Seemed appropriate for today, with about two feet of snow on the ground and more falling.

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MittenGirlPeach
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I received a lovely mystery package in the post last week, and even though I *thought* I‘d posted on Litsy about it, I most definitely hadn‘t, which was very remiss of me. Thanks for getting it to me so quickly, @Karkar ! I‘m enjoying my first swap very much so far. It‘s a good time of year to get fun mail. #bookcupidswap @candority

Karkar Woo hoo so happy it arrived safely!!! 12mo
candority Yay! 💖 12mo
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Trying out audiobooks during work using #hoopla

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shanaymayer
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Nothing like starting the new year with a dose of hygge. The hubs and I are embracing all things hygge this year and it brings such joy and warmth to an otherwise dark and dreary season. Loved all the tips in this book that helped round out a sometimes vague definition of the increasingly popular term.

marleed Such a beautiful pic! 13mo
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Andrea313
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Lighting my candles and beginning now to prep for The Long Winter 2021. 😂 #CurrentlyReading

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Judybskt
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@la-reviews thanks so much for my #jolabokaflodswap package!! I can‘t wait to snuggle under the covers and read this and eat chocolate tonight! And I love the hand sanitizer - it smells so good! 📖🍫☕️

@MaleficentBookDragon thanks for organizing this fun swap.

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My #JolabokaflodSwap package is on its way!!

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tdrosebud
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Some interesting ideas, many of which I could possibly adapt to my own life.
#nfn2020 @Clwojick @rsteve388

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Dramatictara
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A most read during these crazy times! Highly recommend braised pork in dark beer with potato mash for dinner and a lot of candles then a cozy blanket and good book:) If you quilt, it creates Hygge environment. If you don‘t quilt, it‘s easy to learn (YouTube), a great hobby for all ages and anxiety reducer.

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If I like the Blinks, I'll snag the full book. #blinkist

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veritysalter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I adored this book, and have taken many of Meik Wiking‘s lessons on board. Just reading the book inspired feelings of comfort and contentment. I will make a concerted effort to find hygge in my home and surroundings, to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and take time to be grateful. (#Scarathlon2020, #TeamSlaughter (6pts), #CYOReadathon)

Clwojick Such a great book! ♥️ 1y
Crazeedi Hi Verity, I hope you are doing well, been thinking of you 🧡🍂 1y
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So true

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veritysalter
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I‘m going to enjoy reading this with a cup of it cocoa.

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BayouGirl85
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It's an interesting approach to a to a full and happy life. I do see merit in slowing down and enjoying the little things around you: your hobbies, family, friends, quiet, coziness.

August Book 2/20 #LitsyLove

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📚Little Book of Hygge
📝Louisa May Alcott
🎥Lord of the Rings
🎤Led Zeppelin
🎸A Little Party Never Killed Nobody by Fergie (from the latest Great Gatsby movie)

#ManicMonday

Started my second summer of masters program on Monday and completely forgot!

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Nicki_K
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A delightful read on how to live a cosier life. Its a simple great guide into how to incorporate then Danish way of living well into our lives to feel happier and make your home your sanctuary. #thelittlebookofhygge #meikwiking #tea_sipping_bookworm #bookstagram #goodreads #amazon#kindle #litsy #bookqueen #cozy #hygge #redbubble
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annahenke I just loved this cozy book 2y
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mrsmarch
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SHE HEARD ME OPEN THE POP TARTS 😂

Megabooks Lol!! 😁😍 2y
AmyG Hahahaha. Smart girl. 2y
NeedsMoreBooks 🥰🐶🥰🐶 2y
Geenie 🤣 adorable! #dogsofLitsy 2y
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mrsmarch
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Today in self-care: Being awake before anyone else and eating pop tarts and reading about hygge.

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KendallHershey
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Winter is so hard for me, I miss the sun! But these Hygge secrets keep my spirits up in the meantime
☕️💖🌧☂️

BirdsandBelles I want to read this! 😍 2y
Annashep Its a great little book 📚📚 2y
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rachelk
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While enjoying ‘The Little Book of Hygge‘, I happened to come across this photo on Pinterest. This is a pretty good example of what hygge looks like to me. I imagine there are also wooden bookshelves, a fireplace, more cozy seating for guests, the sound of rain outside, cake to eat and of course a good book in my hand. #perfectreadingspot
🕯🍰 🌧 📚

Eggs Perfect💕 2y
TheBookStacker Omg that looks perfect 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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JacqMac Heavenly! 💕 2y
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sdbruening
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I really liked this book. I was initially drawn to it because I‘m not a big fan of winter, and I live in Wisconsin. So there are several months where I miss the sun and warmer weather. The concept of hygge has great ideas for greater happiness in life in general but particularly in darker months. Such an enjoyable read and ideas to incorporate happiness in all things.

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How would a Viking squirrel furnish a living room 🤣

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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This was a fun short little non-fiction book about a Danish concept. I didn't discover anything life-altering but it was a good reminder to take pleasure in life's everyday good things like friends, books, tea, fireplaces, and comfort food. I think I am already quite a hyggelig person. Also, it made me want to visit Denmark and has already got me burning more candles. I'd like to have a look at the print version to try a few of the Danish recipes.

janeycanuck I followed this up with Päntsdrunk, the Finnish equivalent of Hygge. It‘s even simpler to execute! 2y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @janeycanuck Cool, thanks for the tip! 2y
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