What an informative and quick(!) read!
Learning about another culture is always intriguing to me and I especially enjoyed diving into a culture I knew next to nothing about prior to reading this. If the concept of hygge may be a little too “markety” in terms of “Oh look this is going to be the next in thing” then I think that would be an incorrect takeaway from this work. Hygge has been around for decades and is NOT a “new” concept by any means.
The content was very easy to absorb.
The warmth and general simplicity adherent here came across wonderfully and I did not find this read repetitive. The author himself even acknowledged trying to avoid repetition (fuzzy socks and candles).
I would recommend this read for anyone interested in branching out to new to them concepts and cultures of other countries (Not just Denmark). The facts presented were done in a easy teaching style with illustrations cohesive in color scheme throughout. (The book itself I feel was attempting to be hygge.)
It makes me want to make some tea and cuddle up to my hubby! (Which admittedly I want to do all the time).
There were some great quotes featured here and some truisms that carry over universally.
Ah yes, hygge, I didn’t even realize there was a word for this but I am so excited to know about it now.