Posted March 6, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

I was recently tagged by Sara at Novel Novice to participate in the Mystery Blogger Awards, and I couldn’t resist participating due to be nominated by Sara.

Here’s how it works:

  • Once you’re tagged, add the award image to your blog
  • List these rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you & link to their blog
  • Also mention & link to the creator of the award/tag (that would be Okoto Enigma)
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Nominate 10-20 other bloggers & notify them by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions; try to include one weird or funny question
  • Answer the questions YOU’VE been asked
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

So here we go …

Three Things About Me

  1. I have been writing books since I was 4. I used to write myself picture books and draw the pictures as a little kid. Then I continued to write as I got older because it was my way to escape the world. I have always been a book reader from a very young age.
  2. I get to work with social media for my day job. I love social media and I was very excited once I got to do this as my day job. Through social media I get to learn so much and also share experiences with others.
  3. I love tv shows. I would rather watch tv shows over movies. I think tv shows are kind of like books, it has a story continuation. I am a bit of a tv show junky.



5 Questions from Novel Novice

Which author is an auto-buy author for you? Whose books will you buy just because they wrote it?

I have a few auto-buy authors. A big one is Alexandra Bracken. I haven’t read a book that I didn’t like by her. She always has amazing world building and characters. I also enjoy Leigh Bardugo’s writing. Sarah J Maas is a must. I love Claudia Gray and Kiera Cass. I really have a lot of auto buy authors that I love.

What sub-genre do you absolutely adore? (For example, I am a sucker for crime families/organized crime in YA lit.)

I love teens in government and space operas. These are my two favorite sub-genres.

How did you get your blog name?

I got my blog name from my username @love2dazzle. I think my username will need to be explained first. My mom came up with @love2dazzle due to my love of Twilight and the fact that I was always wearing glitter. Glitter shirts, glitter in my hair, glitter in my eye shadow. I was all about the glitter. In some ways I still am just not all of it at once. When I was trying to think of a blog name. I thought Dazzled by Books would be perfect. I incorporates my already existing brand for myself. Then when I read Clockwork Angel by Casasndra Clare and she has the line: “I’ve never seen anyone get so excited over books before. You’d think they were diamonds.” I made a point to get permission from Cassandra Clare to use this line for my business cards.

What is your social media of choice & why?

Instagram. Being a Social Media Marketer, I have learned so much about social media. Instagram was already my favorite because I love taking pictures. This gave me the opportunity to combine two things I love.

What’s the best book-related thing that’s ever happened to you?

My friends. I have met amazing people through the bookish community. I have an amazing group on friends that I met because of book events and book blogging. It has been an amazing journey.



Most Liked Post:

Our list of study questions for The Hunger Games is, hands down, the most popular post here at Novel Novice.

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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