Hello, my name is Sally Miller, and I’d like to welcome you to my blog: Books by the Window! I recently finished a Masters degree in English Literature and have quickly realised upon finishing that, although my friends and family are happy to listen to my ramblings about books now that I don’t have any other outlet, I can only subject them to so much before it becomes a bit annoying. Since the idea of starting a blog had been on my mind for a while, it seemed like a good time to give myself a space for my thoughts about books and related media and hopefully be able to enter into discussions with others who are also thinking through these things. I’m so excited to be starting on this new adventure now!

Aside from letting my friends and family off the hook, there were a few reasons I wanted to start this blog:

1) I wanted to give myself a space where I can continue to discuss literature and related media now that I will not be regularly meeting in class with other people who love talking about these things as much as I do;

2) In recent years, I have been reading fewer Christian books and now have a backlog of ones I want to read: I’m hoping this will encourage me to start making my way through the to-read pile;

3) I love writing, and I hope this blog will challenge me to keep on writing even when life is busy.

About Me

I am a Christian, an English Literature geek, an International Student Worker, and a vegetarian. I drink too much tea, sing round the house, and look at the desserts before the main course. I’ve been known to ‘borrow’ books from people while they are still reading them. I’m living in the north of the UK while my family are in the south, and I’m not picking up an accent no matter what they claim!

What to Expect from Books by the Window

Primarily, I will be using Books by the Window to write about books that I’m reading, as well as those I think others should be reading. I will be writing about a range of different genres and styles: from Christian Books, to Contemporary Fiction, to Classic Literature; I also hope to write a little about literary adaptations at some point. I’m hoping that this blog, and the related social media, can be a space for discussion about the books and media which we love so please do join in the ongoing conversation.

I’ll be trying to keep to a regular weekly update schedule with my posts, which will hopefully challenge me to keep writing even when life is busy.

Joining the Discussion

I would love to know what your thoughts are on the books I am writing about. You can join the discussion in the comments, using the contact form, or on social media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/booksbymywindow      ( @booksbymywindow )

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbythewindow


8 thoughts on “Welcome to Books by the Window

    1. Hello, it’s lovely to meet you too! I’ve really enjoyed discovering your blog over the last couple of months, it’s always so lovely to see other Christians who love literature talking about books. And Heidi was a childhood favourite of mine – I couldn’t resist commenting! Thank you for stopping by such a new blog as mine.


  1. Hi Sally,

    Nice to meet you. I’m happy to see another English literature geek join the blogosphere. Even though you’ve only blogged about two books, they are in line with the books I tend to favor so I hope we’ll have a lot of lovely discussions in the future.


    1. It’s nice to meet you too! It’s so lovely to be finding other people who love discussing these things too. I thought the same thing when I checked out your blog (ie, that several of the books you had talked about seemed in line with what I am generally interested in) so I also hope we can have some good discussions in the future!
      Thank you for dropping by to say hello!


  2. Hi. You have a nice blog here 🙂 I have enjoyed all of your reviews so far, albeit there are only a few, and now I want to read The Romance of a Shop. Looking forward to hearing more from you. BTW… I’m also vegetarian 🙂


    1. Thank you! I’m glad that you enjoyed the reviews so far (I realise it’s not a lot to judge by at the moment, but I’ve been so encouraged by people’s responses!) Always great to meet a fellow vegetarian, since it’s something that is also important to me 🙂 I enjoyed checking out your blog earlier, particularly the poems you were recommending!

      I’m so excited that people are wanting to read The Romance of a Shop; I really want more people to talk about it with, but it just isn’t that well known.

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