Thursday, March 9, 2017

Book Beginning: The Little Book of Hygge


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



No recipe for hygge is complete without candles. When Danes are asked what thy most associate with hygge an overwhelming 85 percent will mention candles.

-- The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking. I’m jumping on the hygge bandwagon with both feet.

Portland as a very hygge city. Like Denmark, it rains a lot, so we go in for cozy comforts in a big way. We love our coffee, independent bookstores, and local bakeries. We also have many other hygglig characteristics -- an obsession with handcrafted everything (often parodied as "Portlandia"), a casual style, and a love of nature.


  1. Thanks for showcasing this book. I've been interested in knowing more about it.

  2. I had heard of this. It does sound like it fits Portland (I have nieces who live there). Hope you continue to enjoy it.

  3. I love the sound of this one! I am a fan of all things cozy!

  4. Ooh I'd love to pop over and join you for tea and a read. That's my kind of Hygge. Sounds like I'd enjoy that book too.

  5. I know nothing about hygge and now I'm curious! This sounds like a fun book.
    Thank you for hosting Book Beginnings.

  6. I don't even know what hygge is. Guess I need to investigate.

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  8. I've heard of hygge before, but I don't know much about it... I do know that it sounds nice and cozy though. :)

  9. "Hygge" - A great sounding new word for me to check out, although I get the general drift - and cozy would suit me right down to the ground today as I am not feeling the best.

    The handcrafted market is beginning to plateau in many parts of the UK, as these items are generall quite highly priced and I think everyone is beginning to feel the financial pinch a little.

    There are still plenty of craft markets being organised, but when you chat to some of the stall holders they will all have the same story of very low sales, although loads of people stopping by to look.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your own hygge weekend :)


  10. This sounds like a great book. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

  11. This is on my TBR! It sounds like an interesting read. I love the beginning about Portland.

  12. Cute cover. Have a good weekend.


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