I needed a palate/brain cleaner between disaster books (plus the disaster podcasts I listen to regularly), so I picked this from my NOOK. I expected a lot more than what I got from this book. I think MbD and TA did a better job explaining hygge in their 16 Tasks for the Festive Season challenge. At one point, the terms rustic was used so much I thought a bearded flannel wearing craft cocktail sipping hipster wrote the book.
I mean, I get hygge, especially during autumn and winter (hi, I live in England - the country with THE shittiest weather on the planet). I love candles like no one else, I find good lighting helpful in dealing with my migraines and epilepsy, I love a good hearty crock pot meal, and love blankets and books. I did not need the concept explained to me a hundred times over until it reached book length. And I could have done without all the hipster undertones.