Category: Random Thoughts

Hey Readers

Posted August 3, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

I apologize that my blog hasn’t been consistent the last few weeks. I have been going through a lot of stuff in life and have been trying to figure things out. I am hoping that I can get things back to normal. I have started a few different projects that I plan on talking about soon. I just wanted to say thank you to my readers and thank you sticking with me. I hope everyone is have a great night. About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, […]


For the Love of Books!

Posted June 8, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

It has been awhile since I sat down and shared some of my personal thoughts and life. I thought this post may be a good one to get back to that. Is it too much to ask someone to love books as much as I do or to at least try to have an understanding of it. I don’t expect every person I know to love books to be completely honest  know more people who hate books then people who love them. I want the person in y life to understand my addiction and why I have it. He has […]


Memorial Day 2015

Posted May 25, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

I just want to say thank you to all the soldiers out there that made the ultimate sacrifice so that we as Americans were able to have freedom. Thank  you to all the families that lost love ones. We will never be able to repair you. I appreciate everything you did for me. 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 […]


Ciara’s Top 5 books of 2015 SO Far.

Ciara’s Top 5 books of 2015 SO Far.
Posted April 11, 2015 by dare2bedazzled in Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

Hey everyone, Happy Caturday!!!! Today I am going to talk about my top Five YA books of 2015 so far. Lets get started!! 🙂         1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers. To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change. Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the center of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of […]


Trying to Pick a Venue

Posted March 20, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

Wedding Stress. I’ve decided that I want to share my journey of wedding planning with others. Now I know many people have either already been married and they know the pressure and stress that I am going through and the other half of you are still in high school not even thinking about getting married. Well pressure number one is trying to find a venue. Trying to find a venue on a very strict budget is hard. Then when no one seems to agree where to hold the wedding that causes another issue. I am completely done for something simple […]


January Bridal Show

Posted January 17, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

I will be going to my first Bridal Show today for planning my wedding. I am not totally sure what to expect, but I figured I could at least get some good information. My fiance and I really have to start making plans. I think it will be a lot of fun. I have close family that is going with me. It will be a group on girls. I am definitely looking forward to that. I have never been to a Bridal show before, so I think it will be quite interesting. I look forward to finding out what it […]


Opinions and Disagreements

Posted January 16, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

Do you ever wish you could see eye to eye with people? I wish this all the time. Not just in my professional life but in my personal life too. I want to know why I think so differently or why for some reason I am always the odd opinion out. I am starting to feel like no one takes my opinion seriously. I guess I was born to think differently but when did that start feeling like a bad thing? I used to like having a different opinion than other people…being the black sheep so to speak. Lately it feels […]


Books and Movies

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

Books vs. Movies or Movies vs. Books has been on my mind for a while now. Some of the biggest discussion that I have been a part of is whether a movie is as good as the book or if the book is worth reading when you can watch the movie. Then there are so many factors that go into why to choose a book over a movie or why to choose a movie over a book. People ask me all the time why I read a book rather than watching the movie or why do I feel like I […]


December 2014 Upgrades

Posted December 27, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

Dazzled by Books has some upgrades coming. I wanted everyone to know that the website may be down tonight ant tomorrow while we get everything updated and settled! I am very excited to see how everything will look. 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 […]


Post Christmas 2014

Posted December 26, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 1 Comment

I am pretty behind this holiday with having posts ready to go. I am just going to say I hope you are still having a good rest of your holiday. I have been pretty slammed with work and also trying to get lost of reading done. I hope to have some fun posts coming out for the new year. I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and I would love to hear about everyone’s. Especially what books you got. My Christmas was more than I could have ever hoped for. There was laughter, smiles, and tears (my tears that is). […]