Category: Random Thoughts

The Sound of Us Body Positivity Blog Series and Giveaways: What is a Beautiful Body?

The Sound of Us Body Positivity Blog Series and Giveaways: What is a Beautiful Body?

What is a Beautiful Body? What is the first thing you see, when you look at someone? Is it their loving heart? Their snarky attitude? How about the way the way their heart breaks when they see someone else hurting? These are not the things we see at first glance. These are things we see when we get to know someone. The first thing I see about a person is something about their body. Maybe it is their smile or how beautiful that girl looks in her dress? Whatever you see first is something physical. There really isn’t way around […]


Book Club Book 2

Book Club Book 2

Recently my friends and I started a book club. It is held in Vancouver, WA at Vintage Books. Book club is the first Sunday of each month if you want to attend. For our June meeting, we are reading Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I have always looked at this series but have never picked it up. This gives me the opportunity to read it and see if I like the series. Feel free to join as at Vintage Books in Vancouver, WA if you live in the area. Meet some fantastic bookworms and enjoy talking about good books. About […]


Creepy Hotel 

Creepy Hotel 
Posted May 14, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 4 Comments

Let me start off by saying that I had a leadership conference to go to and so they put me and a few other people up in hotel rooms. So normally the hotels the company’s have stayed at where great. For some reason we got put up in this creepy hotel. The rooms are awful and look like they have never been cleaned. I feel like I need a bath just stepping into the place. Here are a few of the creepy and disgusting things that were found in this hotel room.   #1 A plastic bag taped in the […]


Update on my Fabulous NOT SO Fabulous Life

Posted May 7, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 4 Comments

I know it has been awhile since I have done a personal post. I feel like people are more interested in the books than me, so that is what I want to give you lovely readers. Lately I have been a bit down. I have been completely frazzled and frustrated. My reading has suffered, my blog has suffered, my health is suffering, and my social life has suffered. I have been going through some challenges with my day job that has basically thrown everything else in my personal life in a chaotically hot mess. My goal is to try to […]


Happy 2016!

Posted January 1, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

2015 was a rough year and a good one. So many ups and downs in life. I am looking forward to a new year. I am excited to see what it has to bring. Of course I am looking forward to all the great books coming out this year! 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 […]


Book Clubs: Yes or No?

Posted November 27, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about book clubs lately. I know that may be a weird thing to think about. Do people like book clubs? That is my biggest question. Do you like book clubs? I like book clubs. I like reading a book that others are reading and discussing it. I don’t attend any in person book clubs. I have participated in a few online based book clubs. I even did the Owl Crate book club with the subscription box for the time being. I like being on the same page as others and having a chance to read […]


Thanksgiving 2015

Posted November 26, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

Hey everyone! I hope each of you has a wonderful thanksgiving. I will be enjoying mine with friends and of course missing my family. One of the many things when you live away from your family. I wish everyone the best. I want to take a minute and say a few thing that I am thankful for. I am thankful for my wonderful family. I am thankful for my books. I am thankful that I am able to read. I am thankful that I am able to work. I am thankful that I wake up every morning. I am thankful […]


#UCCShooting

Posted October 2, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

Tragedy happened yesterday. People lost their lives. People lost their loved ones. I am lucky because my loved ones came home. Just because they came home does not mean that this tragedy did not affect us. It could have easily been my loved one that was harmed and killed. My heart goes out to the loved ones of those that lost someone yesterday. My heart goes out to all the first responders. Don’t make this tragedy about you and your gun control issues. Don’t make this about politics. These are people who were harmed. There families and friend deserve your sympathy […]


Birthday Birthday

Posted September 19, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

Since today is a day to have fun. I am taking it off. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I will have a post for you next week! 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 […]


Happy 3 Year Anniversary to Dazzled by Books! Oh and there are Giveaways!

Happy 3 Year Anniversary to Dazzled by Books! Oh and there are Giveaways!
Posted August 24, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Random Thoughts / 2 Comments

    I can’t believe that it has been 3 years! I will be completely honest I’m not that prepared for this anniversary. My life has had so many changes. I’ve had way too much going on in life. This may not be a very exciting anniversary but I can say that I do have some amazing giveaways. Today I want to talk about my journey in blogging especially book blogging. I’ve been blogging for a long time. I used to have a personal blog that I would write about anything I wanted. In a way I learned a lot […]