Hi, my name is Ainsley.  Welcome to my blog, “What Ainsley Likes.” I am eleven years old, soon to be twelve.  I will be in the sixth grade during the 2014 – 2015 school year.  I wanted to have my own blog because I love to write and because I thought that other girls my age might like a lot of the same things that I do.  So, I decided to share with you all of the things that I like.  I love to dance and have been taking dance since kindergarten – mostly ballet, jazz, and tap.  I like to read, do craft projects, and of course, I like to wear cute clothes.

My favorite books are The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan.  My favorite colors are pink, purple, and yellow.  My favorite foods are fruits and vegetables and mashed potatoes.  Oh, I also like candy.  A LOT!  But, I don’t think that candy counts as a food.  The TV shows that I like to watch are The Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show, Adventure Time, and Dance Moms.  And even though SpongeBob SquarePants has been on for a long time, I really like him too.  I am a dog person, not a cat person.  I try to treat everybody like I want to be treated.  I don’t like P.E., getting dirty, bugs and insects, or mean people.

Other than that, I’m just a normal tween age girl!  I hope you like my blog.


Rocking Purple and Reading Judy Blume!

Hi all, I have three new outfits to show you that all start with my dark purple Arizona brand jeans. I got them from J.C. Penney. I also want to share with you my plan for a Judy Blume Summer Reading Challenge.

IMG_1012Purple Arizona jeans – J.C. Penney paired with GB Girls Paisley Peasant Blouse – Dillard’s

IMG_1018Purple Arizona jeans – J.C. Penney paired with Striped Tippi Sweater – J. Crew

IMG_1020Purple Arizona jeans – J.C. Penney paired with Crewcuts Collectible Sequin Painted Heart Tee – J. Crew

You might notice that in two of the pictures above, I am standing in front of a stack of books. Well, all of these books are Judy Blume books. My mom said that she grew up reading Judy Blume’s books and that they are still some of her favorite books of all time. But, whenever we start talking about books and judging from the hundreds of books that we have had in our library my whole entire life and the amount of books that my mom buys from Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, I’m thinking that her list of favorite books is really, really long. Anyway, I’ve already read two of Judy Blume’s books in the past, but I really prefer reading the Hunger Games and Divergent series, and books by John Green. You know I love, love, love The Fault in Our Stars! But, when I looked on her website I saw this: “More than 82 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-two languages.” Hmmmm, I guess Judy Blume is a way bigger deal than I thought. I decided to give her a try. So, I created the Judy Blume Summer Reading Challenge. I am going to read the fifteen Judy Blume books listed below before the end of summer. Apparently, she’s written several more books, but these are the ones my mom has had on the shelf since like forever. They are the same ones my older sister read and she graduated from college last year. For all the tweens out there looking for good books to read this summer, join me in reading Judy Blume. Then check back on my blog for summaries of each book and I’ll also tell you what I thought of them. See you soon.

      • Freckle Juice
      • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
      • Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
      • Superfudge
      • Fudge-a-mania
      • Double Fudge
      • Iggie’s House
      • Blubber
      • Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself
      • It’s Not the End of the World
      • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
      • Then Again, Maybe I Won’t
      • Deenie
      • Just As Long As We’re Together
      • Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson