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Warm Up to a Good Book

December 7, 2018

When it’s cold outside, the sun refuses to show, and no amount of hot tea is enough to cure your winter-time blues: it might be time to warm up from the inside out with a good book. 

Hygge. Lagom. Gezellig. Ikigai. Different countries and cultures have words to describe the concept of comfortable living. Here are some of our book picks this season that are right at home within any of them.

The Comfort of Balanced Living

[[nid:4566]] Discover the Swedish ethos of balanced living with this little book of “lagom.”. The Swedish concept of “lagom” (pronounced "lah-gom") roughly translates to "not too little, not too much, just right." 

This charming book introduces readers to a new way of balanced living that promises happiness and sustainability in work and life.

“Lagom” provides simple solutions to juggle everyday priorities, reduce stress, eat well, and save money with lessons on the importance of downtime, being outdoors, and Sweden's coffee break culture.

The Comfort of Something Warm to Wear

[[nid:4567]] Capture the spirit of “hygge”–the Danish art of finding pleasure in simple things–with this collection of cozy knitted projects. Featuring a range of small and large projects for garments and snuggly home accessories, this is the perfect hygge—a knitting pattern collection to keep the winter cold at bay.

Comfort Food

[[nid:4570]] Bubbling cheese, golden bread crumbs, tender vegetables, and succulent meats–what's not to like about casseroles? 

Comfort food just doesn't get any cozier or more convenient. For hot-from-the-oven dinners, cooks need look no further than The Big Book of Casseroles–because serious comfort food never goes out of style.

The Comfort of Touching Your Toes (Without Pulling A Muscle)

[[nid:4568]] Whether you spend your days running marathons or slouching over a keyboard, everyone can benefit from stretching and the increased flexibility that comes along with it. 

With only five minutes of stretching a day, you'll be doing perfect splits in four weeks and experiencing a host of health benefits, such as better circulation, fewer joint injuries, toned muscles, improved balance, and much more! 

The Best Comfort of All: Love

[[nid:4569]] Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. 

This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control.