A Look Back: October 2015

Um, hello November. You sure did come quickly! I can't believe my favorite month is already over. I was so excited about fall starting, I ate so many pumpkin flavored things, baked plenty of cookies and bought, possibly, too many fall scented candles. Here's a look back at the month - 

What I Listened To
What I ReadThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
I knew this was going to be a busy month, so I didn't want to read anything too lengthy or that would take too much energy. This book is written from the perspective of a little boy so it's an easy read. The book is based during the holocaust and the boys father is a German soldier, you read about what is going on in the boys mind during this terrible time and you can see what he does/doesn't understand. He ends up befriending a Jewish boy who is on "the other side of the fence" where they chat for hours everyday for over a year. Don't let the idea that it's an easy read fool you, the book is incredibly heartbreaking and keeps you thinking about what people have endured in the past. 
What I Did
1. Met up with some awesome bloggers for a blogger brunch at Zomato's old office. 2. Coffee date with one of my best friends/co-worker! 3. Really loving wearing turtlenecks again. 4. Enjoying the view on my evening runs to Camden and back to Philadelphia. 5. My family came to visit me here in Philly! 6. I made homemade pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies with white chocolate chips in them. 7. I met up with 2 of my best friends in NYC for the day. 8. Apple picking! 9. My "little" brother turned 21! 10. Derek making my heart happy. 11. My neighborhood this fall - looking absolutely stunning. 12. Coffee in bed on a rainy day. 13. Pumpkin picking! 14 - 16. A second trip to NYC this month. Complete with a trip to Laduree.
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