The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Little Book of Hygge, written and read by 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 audiobook, 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 people in the world.
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|Listening Length||3 hours and 13 minutes|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||01 September 2016|
|Publisher||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Best Sellers Rank||
3,003 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
144 in Self-Help for Happiness
332 in Personal Success
2,185 in Teen & Young Adult (Books)
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The book is split up into various aspects of life; food, clothing, home etc. (Making it very easy to reference back to) and each section is rich in explanation of Danish tradition and customs. The author simply breaks down the elements of hygge, as well as some interesting studies on happiness, and therefore directly gives tips on how to create a hygge atmosphere and design hygge activities.
Would recommend to anyone who is interested in learning about hygge and happiness research or simply wants a quick reference guide to good Danish suggestions.
Hygge is a supposedly untranslatable Danish word that describes the concept of comfort that comes from relaxing around friends. This book has lots of nice stories and anecdotes about what makes hygge and how you can introduce a little hygge into your life.
Hint: bring candles.
I do recommended.
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As indians, some things would seem out of context as we can't relate to it due to cultural differences. But it is worth reading and learning.
In conclusion, not bad :)
Seeing as it's now the Northern Hemispheres autumn, I'm making sure I get it read while it seems the perfect time of year to read a book about Hygge and snuggly blankets, flickering candles, crackling fires and warm comfy fluffy socks...
The Little Book of Hygge is such a cute little book! The cover just sums up everything the book is about - it's just so lovely. It's kind of an explanation as to what Hygge is - a Danish word that is kind of all about the essence of feeling cozy, warm and safe and snuggly - and how to incorporate it into your life. Basically, buy all the candles you can grab at IKEA and make yourself a cozy reading nook with a pile of blankets and cushions... I adored the recipes that were included, such a nice little surprise. They look fairly simple to make - even for a not particular natural cook like myself - and I can imagine the smell they would create on a cold and frosty day would be absolutely scrumptious.
This is kind of the perfect book to read in the hectic mad busy rush leading up to Christmas and new year. You can easily read a chapter, or a few pages, get distracted by some present wrapping or a Chrimbo movie, and not forget where you're up to or lose your way in a plot. I would suggest it's best read during autumn/winter - so you can Hygge up your house - which wouldn't feel right in spring or summer.
Highly recommended to anyone who wants to learn more about Danish customs, or even just to learn some fab little tips on how to make your home extra cosy and comfy during the colder months of the year. The only reason I didn't give it 5* was because I thought it became a bit repetitive at times with the number of lists.