"The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader." ~ Paulo Coelho

Monday, October 26, 2020

Inklings // October 2020: Tolkien

Greetings, my literary people!

Here we are in October. While we now have snow here, which makes me so happy, the start of the month was the ideal autumn. What I'm posting today has to do with that in the month's Inklings prompt! Inklings is a monthly linkup hosted by Heidi of Along the Brandywine.
How it works: 
1. At any time during the month, on your own blog post a scene from a book or film that matches the prompt, including a link back to the original post in your post.

2. Leave a link to your post in the comments section of the monthly post and she'll post all your links with the next prompt.

You don't have to do it every month, just whenever you feel like it! It is so much fun, I highly recommend trying it.

I have participated in July 2016, August 2016September 2016July 2020August 2020, & September 2020.
Read what Heidi started us off with for October HERE, and check out Ivy Miranda's HERE.

October 2020's prompt: A scene that shouts 'autumn' to you in book or film 

I would've posted mine earlier in the month, but I couldn't decide what to write about! I considered using a scene from the movie Penelope (2006), but that entire movie has such a wonderful fall aesthetic that I couldn't pick just one. But, now I want to rewatch it, so that's a win in my case.

I admit, usually when I read Heidi's prompt for the month an idea pops into my head immediately, but I don't use that one because I know that I can think of something better. In this case, I decided to use what came into my head first even though I don't exactly remember the details. Thanks to my sister for listening to me talk about it and helping remind me of what happens. 

I don't know if it was because of Skye's post HERE, or my review of it last month, but the first thing that came to me and my pick for this month is from the movie Tolkien (2019).
Now, I won't be going into as much detail as I usually do with this post because...I honestly don't remember what was happening in this scene. I remember exactly how it looks and the utter feeling of fall that accompanies it, but I can't remember any dialogue that was happening. So, there are NO SPOILERS here because of that.

My sister and I using our heads together think that this is what happens in the scene (don't by any means hold us to it, though!). Tolkien and Edith live in the same house, boarding under an old lady. They become friends and love to spend time together. In this scene they are enjoying a glorious fall day and Edith begins to spin in the leaves. While Tolkien watches her, he begins to come up with his famous poem Beren and Luthien.

There you have it! My sister and I really need to rewatch this, especially because it is one of her favorite movies and therefore she should remember all of the details.

Thanks for reading! Are you going to join the link up? You have a little less than a week left! What scenes in books or movies, or whole books and movies for that matter, that are perfect for fall?



  1. Oooh, I really want to see this movie. It sounds great. And I love the fall aesthetic.
    P.S. I nominated you for the 30 song tag, so you can do it if you want to.

    1. It's so good! Especially if you're a fan of the movies you can catch lots of references. Fall aesthetics are so beautiful.
      Thanks for that! I'll think up a way to fill it out.

  2. Penelope and Tolkien are both such perfect fall movies! I'm glad my post helped XD (Thanks for shouting it out)

    1. They are both on my must-watch list for fall! I love the cinematography in both. Sure thing! Thank you for giving me the idea! <3


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