February 9, 2017

You Don't Have to be Danish by Sigrid Kristiansen - Review

Published: January 31, 2017
Number of pages: 71
Genre: Self Help/Reference

You may not have been born in "The World's Happiest Country," but that doesn't mean you can't live a cozy, connected, and joyful life! Sigrid Kristiansen brings you fifty easy ways to bring the magic of hygge into your world... including recipes for delicious Danish delights that will make you snuggle in and never want to leave home again.

My thoughts:
What is Hygge? It is a Danish word that is pronounced Hoo-gah and there is not English word with the same meaning. What it essentially means is coziness and contentment. Since the Danish have been dubbed the happiest people on Earth everyone is wanting to learn about Hygge. 

This was a cute short book with some good ideas on how to hygge. The author also included some recipes that I would like to give a try. A few of the things I would like to try is putting a bowl of ground coffee on the counter to enjoy the smell. I am not a coffee drinker but I do enjoy the smell of fresh coffee grounds before they are brewed. I also liked the idea of planning three things a day you enjoy.

I was surprised by the fact that I already do things that are considered hygge. I have my cozy blanket and comfy clothes that I put on after my relaxing bubble bath to feel cozy at night. I read to relax while having a dog or cat snuggling with me. I have many adult coloring books that I enjoy doing. Then there are my pen pals and my letter writing. It is enjoyable to get a letter in the mail rather than bills. These are just a few things I do in my life.

This is the first of many books I have about hygge and I look forward to reading them all. 

About the author:
Sigrid Kristiansen has been "hyggeing" since she baked her first coffee cake with her grandmother at age six. Although Sigrid has lived in Europe, she currently lives stateside. She loves baking, gardening, writing, and reading, and is devoted to living the hygge lifestyle.

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