A Hygge Book Chat: Interview with Book Influencer Kim Christenson

A Hygge Book Chat: Interview with Book Influencer Kim Christenson

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Episode Title:

Ep. 11 - Interview with Book Influencer Kim Christenson: A Hygge Book Chat

hygge - couch, blankets, book, candles, twinkle lights, tea and honey

Guest Bio:

Kim is a writer, book-matchmaker, and grad student in creative writing. She shares her best book recs and bits of her writing journey online at Talk Wordy to Me and is a book reviewer for the lifestyle show Good Things Utah. Kim is a former audiobook narrator, magazine editor, and small-press publicist. When she's not working on her next novel, you can find her wrangling her three kids, listening to an audiobook at the gym, or curled up in bed with a BBC drama.

Kim Christenson Book Influencer holding books

Episode summary:

In this interview, LitJoy owners Kelly and Alix interview writer, reader, and book influencer Kimberly Christenson. They discuss the reading recommendations to battle the winter blues and seasonal depressive disorder (SAD). Join us for some hygge book chat!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Narrating audiobooks [1:00]
  • SAD and winter blues [3:00]
  • Wintering by Katherine May (and Enchantment) [5:45] audiobook
  • The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country by Helen Russell [13:20] audiobook
  • Hygge!! [15:40]
  • 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff [22:20] audiobook
  • Devotions by Mary Oliver [24:25] book
  • A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness by Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst [25:10] book
  • Neil Gaiman and writing by hand [29:00]
  • All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle [32:30] audiobook
  • The loneliness epidemic and creating real connection with others [34:25]
  • Creating a "third place" in your community with clubs, especially a book club [38:40]
  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikryby Gabrielle Zevin [45:00] audiobook
  • The Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale [46:45] audiobook
  • What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon [49:00] audiobook
  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton [49:50] audiobook

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