I am in love with hygge. It's the Danish term used to describe the simple pleasures and everyday comforts of life and the importance of taking the time to celebrate and acknowledge them. It's pronounced "hue-guh."
It also ties in perfectly with books. Why? Honestly, what could be more pleasurable and comforting than sinking into your favorite reading spot with a good book in hand and a cup of tea or mug of coffee nearby?
If you live in New England like me, then you're likely facing another four months of so of winter. Right now in fact, snow is falling in icy little pings against the windowpanes. I'm sitting on the couch, a fire roaring nearby and feeling grateful that I don't have to go out today.
I'm about a quarter of the way through "Murder Stone," by Charles Todd. This is my first non-Bess Crawford book by Mr. Todd (actually a pseudonym for a mother-son writing team), and I'm enjoying it. Next up is a book I just received for my birthday called, "Mr. Mottley Gets His Man," by Ellen Seltz. There is a write-up about Ellen and her work in the next newsletter, due out next week, so be sure to sign up if you haven't already.
I'd love to hear about what you're reading this weekend. Drop me a line, leave a comment or let me know on Twitter or Facebook.
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