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Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World | Isabel Gillies
21 posts | 3 read | 4 to read
The New York Times bestselling author of Happens Every Day, Isabel Gillies, presents a fresh and inspiring look at the subtle art of cozypart manifesto, part lifestyle guide, part memoirthat shows fans of The Little Book of Hygge that true comfort comes from within. When we talk about being cozy, most of us think of a favorite sweater or a steaming cup of tea on a rainy day. But to Isabel Gillies, coziness goes beyond mere objects. To be truly cozy, she argues, means learning to identify the innermost truth of yourself and carrying it into the world, no matter your environment. Starting when she was young, Gillies has gradually learned the art and subtle beauty of creating a life where you feel safe, steadied, and at home in the world. From old family recipes and subway rides to jury duty and hospital stays, in Cozy Gillies shows readers that true ease stems not with throw pillows and a candle, but from opportunities to feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, and learn to make ourselves at home no matter where we are. Simple choices can make a hectic life or an uncomfortable situation just a little more comfortableyou just have to know what to do. Just as Marie Kondo offered a philosophy for how to tidy, Gillies offers a new way of occupying the spaces we live in. Starting with yourself, then broadening to your home, your community, and the world at large, Cozy will show you how to bring the truth of who you are into any situation, easy or challenging. As Gillies says, Cozy isnt something that just exists. You have to make cozy happen. Written with profound warmth and featuring hand-drawn illustrations, this wise, necessary book is call to action for each of us to seek out those often-missed opportunities to care for ourselves, and to begin living a more intimate and authentic life.
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caitlin.reads.books
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Panpan

I was so excited for this book that I found at the library, but it was quite a disappointment. Overall it just felt like a rambling list of things the author felt were cozy and her humble bragging about her life. And I‘m so sad that I didn‘t like it now that I realized the author played Stabler‘s wife in Law and Order: SVU. 2⭐️

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mabell
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@Chrissyreadit You are too sweet!! Thank you! I must make that cozy reading day - complete with socks! - happen soon! (Two sewer back ups in one week make it extra needed 🙄🤪🤣)

I love the bookmark design!

Chrissyreadit Ugh!! Sewer problems! You do need a cozy day. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh no to the sewer issues! Sometimes it's just one of THOSE weeks! Hope next week is better!! ❤ 1mo
mabell @Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks It‘s definitely been one of those weeks! Hopefully the issues are resolved, and we can start next week fresh 🤞 1mo
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SShiney
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Pickpick

Simple but inspiring to find more coziness in my life!

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Chili
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@Gissy I love the flamingo reading!! Thank you

Gissy I saw it and thought it would be perfect in your reading spot. 5mo
Chili @gissy It is. My friends mom‘s store has the perfect frame for it. 5mo
Avanders So pretty! 💞 5mo
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Chili
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@Gissy the other two arrived!!!

Gissy Well, now wait to see if you like what is inside🤞 5mo
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bookish_wookish
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Yay for fall and #cozyswap 🎃 Thank you! @AprilMae We unfortunately had 2 fatalities the mug shattered and the popcorn busted open! 😿 On a high note i love it all! Im so excited to read the books! And the socks and hot chocolate are perfect cozy additions! Thank you agai !

AprilMae Darn it!! I'm sorry that it didn't 100% make it 🙁 Darn USPS!!! Usually I have good luck, but the last 2 times its been bad.... 5mo
AprilMae Glad you liked the items though!! 5mo
bookish_wookish Yes! Thank you! My mailman hurls my packages at my door from the middle of the walkway! @AprilMae 5mo
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Avanders Lovely! 🎃♥️🍁 so sorry to hear about the fatalities 😔 ... @AprilMae you can probably put in a claim w the USPS? Do you have pics @bookish_wookish? 5mo
bookish_wookish Yes, i still the mug and popcorn. @Avanders 5mo
Avanders Good! Take pics and April should be able to file a claim w USPS online using that as evidence. Everything sent should be covered by at least $50 insurance. Still, sorry it happened 😔 It‘s so no fun... 5mo
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Chili
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Look what arrived today! I can‘t wait to open it!!!

Avanders 🎃♥️🎃♥️🎃 5mo
Gissy You are going to receive two more #CozySwap boxes (Agatha Christie). They should arrive by Monday! @Avanders 5mo
Chili @Gissy Two more? Wow! Thank you! You have completely spoiled me!!! 💜💜💜 5mo
Gissy I hope you like what I picked for you. I tried to stalked you☺️ 5mo
Chili @Gissy I stalk my matches too. 🤣 I‘m sure I will love everything. 🥰 5mo
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Gissy
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Thank you @Q84 the #cozyswap box arrived🤗 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ @Avanders My last two Agatha Christie boxes for #CozySwap are out! They should arrive on time by Monday. Crossing fingers that my match like the items I picked🤞Now wait until Litsy autumn begins 🍂🍁🌻🍂🍁🌼

Avanders 🎃♥️🎃♥️🎃♥️ 5mo
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JamieLou
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Hey @MaleficentBookDragon , this was waiting for me today! What a great surprise on a dreary Monday. Thank you soooooo much, I can‘t wait until the 23rd!

Sent mine out today and they should arrive by Friday. :) YAY!

@Avanders #cozyswap

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽♥️📖☕️🔪🍁🍂🧡🎃🖤 5mo
MaleficentBookDragon Yay! You were so fun to shop for. I hope you like everything. 5mo
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Lynnsoprano
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My #cozyswap package is here! In all the hurricane craziness recently, I‘d forgotten about it. Now to obsess until opening day😄

Avanders 🎃☕️📖🎃 5mo
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Chrissyreadit
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@Avanders it‘s here! 😍😍😍😍😍

Avanders Yay finally!! 😁👏🏽👏🏽🍁📖☕️🔪🎃♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
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Lynnsoprano
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In the middle of pre-hurricane errands, I stopped at the post office to mail my #cozyswap package. Forgot to take a picture of the box, but I have my receipt to track it to a part of the country not threatened by Dorian.

LibrarianRyan Try to stay dry. 6mo
ValerieAndBooks Hope you all dodge the worst! 6mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🧡☕️📖🔪♥️ 6mo
AmyG Hope you are ok. 6mo
UwannaPublishme Take good care! ❤️🙏🏻 6mo
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AmyG
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#cozyswap is on it‘s way!
@Avanders

Avanders Yay!! 🍁🧡☕️📖♥️ 6mo
mreads It arrived, I just posted but for some reason Amy your username doesn't show up to select 6mo
AmyG Well, that‘s weird. But I am happy it Arrived!!! 6mo
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Lynnsoprano
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I didn‘t want to let #cozyswap get away from me. Deadlines have a way of sneaking up on me 😎 Anyway, my shopping is done and everything is wrapped, although I‘ve proved once again that I failed gift wrap 101! Probably won‘t be able to get to the post office until next week, but then it will be off in plenty of time - I hope 🤞

Avanders Oooh looks wonderful! 🍁🧡☕️📖♥️ 6mo
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Chrissyreadit
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1. Either, and supernatural!
2. Either? I‘ve actually not read Poirot or Marple- but I love Midsummer Murders and I wonder if they are similar to those characters/detectives?
3. Nancy Drew? Clearly, I‘m a newbie ready to jump into the genre!
4. I used to, but with my work I cannot wear it so it sits in a box.
5. Yellow and orange. Anything like a campfire and fall trees.
#cozyswap

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jenniferw88
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That's everything ordered for my #cozyswap match ordered! I'm on holiday early September so want to get it out before I go. @Avanders

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️ 6mo
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Lynnsoprano
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I did some shopping this morning for my #cozyswap package. It‘s hard to think about fall in South Florida when it‘s 92 degrees and the heat index is 104😄 I had lots of fun, though, and I resisted temptation: no books for me! I got these instead.

cobwebmoth I love sunflowers!💛 6mo
kspenmoll Fresh flowers are a wonderful substitute! 6mo
Crazeedi Beautiful! Hi Lynn have a great weekend!! 6mo
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Lynnsoprano
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#cozyswap
1. More modern, maybe because I‘ve read more of those.
2. Poirot, although I guess I never thought of him as “cozy.”
3. Lord Peter. I think I‘ve read all of the Sayers books.
4. I‘m an earring and pendant person but am really particular about earrings because they must be light.
5. Red, but any deep, vibrant shade.
Thanks for putting this together @jenniferw88

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SamanthaMarie
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Thanks for the questions @jenniferw88 !!! :)

1. Actually quite open to either!! Give me a lovely setting and I'm game.
2. Marple ♡
3. I need to read more cozies. So just bring on whatever!
4. Yes! I like rings a lot :)
5. Navy (probably not really a fall color 😂), yellow, ivory, and orange.

#cozyswap @Avanders

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Marmie7
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Last two additions for #cozyinthsun. Accidental Werewolf had a few laughs but was just ok. Murder Plain and Simple was slow, the only good thing was the neurotic French bulldog😁 Both were 🌟🌟
A grand total of 6 cozies.
Thank you for hosting @Librarybelle @ferskner

Librarybelle Nice! Thank you for participating! 7mo
ferskner At least the bulldog is cute! 7mo
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Kshakal
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This looks likes so much fun!!! @Librarybelle @ferskner #cozyinthesun

Librarybelle Thanks for reposting! 8mo
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