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It's International Happiness Day! What makes you happy?

For me, there's nothing like a good book and a satisfying ending, even if it's not a happily-ever-after, the feeling of everything being "as they should have been" really makes me feel happy at the end of a novel. Add that to a cosy, warm hole to curl up in (be it in bed, covered in blankets on the sofa, or make-shift squishy places in front of the radiator!) and I am in book happiness heaven.

Here are my top recommendations for bringing some Feel-Good into your reading endeavors. Because what defines happiness for a book geek more than words on a page, and a snuggly place to enjoy them?

Some zen-bringing scents:

Rituals Yin bed and body mist

A spritz or two of this on your sofa cushions, and you are transported to a world of calm.


John Lewis scented candle

I love the Crisp Linen fragrance - and candles are especially happy-making when indulging in a ghost story!


Getting touchy-feely

Well-read pages

Kindle, love you as I do, tactile happiness is not your forte.

Soft and warm Snuggies

Judge me if you will, but these things are MADE for reading!


The Feel Good Factors

And of course, the books to give you the happiez:



The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - Lush, sweeping happy

Touching The Void by Joe Simpson -
Inspiring, life affirming happy

Starter for Ten by David Nicholls -
Endearing, giggley happy

Good Omens by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaimon -
Unashamed, ridiculous happy


So guys, what makes you all warm and gushy inside? Share and share alike!

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