Author: Ali Kiki

Blogging and Change

Posted October 25, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 2 Comments

Change: I am changing. I have changed. Change is always going to happen. One just needs to accept change and move forward. I have so many friends who are giving up on blogging and when I think about giving up it up, I just can’t. The frustrations are understandable. See Below: Frustrations: Time Does anyone read reviews anymore? Being the age of video, everyone is on YouTube. I don’t like being on camera. Same Old. Same Old. All Work. No Play. What am I going to do about it? I am not going to let myself be discouraged. Growing my blog is […]


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). […]


Merry Christmas 2014

Posted December 25, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

I hope everyone has a very bookish Christmas. I apologize that there is no big post for today, but I think people should be spending the time with people they love anyway rather than being on here. Merry Christmas and I hope you have a great one! 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 […]


College Major

Posted December 20, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

I am currently a college student. I have been working on getting my Bachelor’s degree with a Major in English. Lately I have been thinking about changing my major. I have a huge love for Marketing, especially social media marketing. I have always had a knack for it. I think this is because I am one of those few people who uses both sides of their brain equally. I love marketing because it lets me be creative, social, and work with numbers. I love being able to find out how to improve ones social media marketing. There are so many different paths that […]


When Phones Crash…

Posted December 1, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

Don’t you hate it when your cell phone crashes?! I had some expired netgalley’s on my phone that I still had about a week or two to read before I no longer had access to them. Then the unthinkable happens and my phone crashes. Guess who loses her eARC’s and can’t access them anymore because they are expired? Yes. You guessed right. It was this girl. I was not happy once so over. I feel like throwing the phone and saying “REALLY?!.” I can’t believe that happened. Does anyone have any ideas how to back up their netgalley’s on the cloud.   I try it […]


Postponing a Wedding

Posted November 23, 2014 by love2dazzle in Features, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

Sometimes in life you have to make decisions that are hard or ones you wish you didn’t have to make. Sometimes the decisions that you make can be difficult but they can turn out alright. My fiance and I recently chose to postpone our wedding. We chose this because we were tired of stressing, tired of trying to figure out how to pay everything, and tired of knowing that there is a deadline to make decisions. My Wedding is being postponed until 2016. We haven’t set a new date yet but I have to say with making this decision I […]