Thursday, September 29, 2011

Alcatraz Versus The Evil Librarians

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (AVEL) is a fun, quirky book, which will keep your attention through each chapter. I found myself not wanting to put the book down after hours of reading. I continually wanted to know what would happen to the protagonist Alcatraz Smedry. Brandon Sanderson, the author, has beautifully captured the art of narration and point of view. When you read through AVEL you hear Alcatraz’s voice. You hear his thoughts and you understand exactly what he is going through. There are many different things that bring this book to life. There are knights, Evil Librarians, Talking dinosaurs, A witty and very fun Grandpa Smedry (who, by the end of the book, you will want to be your grandfather.)
The only thing I could see why readers would not like the story, would probably be the narration in between chapters. Some people may consider this a climax spoiler, or breaking the tension of the book.
As for me I found this very realistic. How many of us go through the climax of our life’s action without the inner narration moving around in our head? I believe that this book is really realistic and by the end you will be asking yourself, “are there really Evil Librarians trying to take over the world.”

***** (5 Stars)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 13: I Hate You..

Today is day 13, and that is: Write a letter to someone who has hurt you recently..

Dear Person who has hurt me recently,

<3 KD Wan John Silver Martin-Howell-Kenobi-Snape

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 10, 11, 12: I Fail..

Day 10: Songs..!

I posted earlier on my blog about a song called Say Something, I listen to that song more than I listen to anything. There are a couple more that I listen to. Clair De Lune by Debussy. Iridiscent by Linkin Park. Really I just listen to whatever I'd like to at the moment. I listen to a lot of Glee. That shouldn't come as a shock, considering I love Glee.

Day 11: More Friends!

This was taken at a chorale picnic that we had. I love all of these people. We were all in Peter Pan together. Forever my Peter Pan family will be fond in my heart. I love them very much and hope that we all stay very close friends throughout the years.

Day 12: Blogger?

So this kid named, Jake Winters, had a blogspot and I started reading it and then I decided that maybe I should start blogging so I just signed up on the same site. That's when I realized that I had a ton of other friends on here too, so I joined and have tried to stay consistent but we all know how that has worked out.

Sorry for the lateness i've been in the process of moving and getting ready for school so I didn't exactly have a lot of spare time to write in the blog. I will try and be more consistent this week! I love you all very much.

-KD Wan John Silver Martin-Howell-Kenobi-Snape

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 9: Happy Day

What I have done in the past few days..

I MOVED IN! HOooooray!
I am all unpacked and have finished all I need to finish in order to start school.
I feel pretty accomplished.

-KD Wan John Silver-Martin-Howell-Kenobi-Snape

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Day 8: Little Tiny Goals

I have many goals. Will I meet them? Probably not. But here are some short term goals for my life.

1. Get moved in to school
2. Start School
3. Get good grades in school.
4. Get a boyfriend
5. Hang out with Kelsey and Jessie... A LOT!
6. Get to know my new roommates.
7. Read a song of Ice and Fire as much as I can without interfering with school.
8. Make a lot of new friends.
9. Have a good time.
10. DANCE..

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Day 7: That Someone.. or Something..

I have been thinking a lot about this and I couldn't actually figure out someone or something that has had the biggest impact on me, but I will tell you about something that has had a big impact on me recently. That would be the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin. In this book is a boy called Jon Snow, and recently he has taught me a lot. Jon Snow is the bastard son of his father Eddard Stark. So Jon must find his own way in the world. So he goes and takes the black so that he can protect the known world. But what you realize about Jon is that he loves his family very much. He would do anything for them, he even tries to run away to his family after his fathers death. But he is a strong young boy and he has taught me a lot through the book. Plus, he's a total hottie in the TV series, don't deny it.

-KD Wan John Silver Martin-Howell-Kenobi-Snape

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Day 6: Really?

Once again I find myself asking the question: Do you really have to ask?

Today the question is: Who is your favorite superhero?
So, pretty much there is no reason even answer this. If you don't know by now, then you don't know anything. But I will humor you through this blog. I guess it's a place for me to expand on my feelings towards the greatest superhero in the world. There are plenty of reasons why I love him and trust me, I have thought about this long and hard. I've studied other comics, but in the end, Iron Man always prevails.

1. He is Pompous: I have never one to like someone who is full of themselves, but yet Tony Stark is my favorite. Probably because he has the sarcastic wit that I look for in people. There's a difference between being a jerk and selfish and being funny and selfish. I like to think that I am the latter. Everyone is selfish, we'll never get over that, Tony Stark just shows it off a little more.

2. The Suit: I have had this discussion many times. I always talk about how Batman is not a superhero because he doesn't have any powers, just a lot of money. That could also be said for Tony Stark. True, he does have a lot of money, but he does have a super power. The suit is just the manifestation of the power. Tony Stark has a big 'ol brain. If you think about it, the suit gives him the "Super powers" that everyone has come to know and love, where super mind's are usually common place for villains. Tony Stark is a genius, 'nuff said.

3. He's hot: Really.. He is.

There are many more reasons why I love him. But I shall leave this blog with just these three. Tony Stark is the greatest superhero to ever grace the pages of Marvel. That will always be the case.. No debate necessary.

-KD Wan John Silver Martin-Howell-Kenobi-Snape

Monday, September 05, 2011


I sometimes like to think that you are my soulmate and I am just waiting for something to happen.. Something to change so that one day you ride by, pick me up, and marry me. I wait for that day.. I just thought you should know.

Day 5: Oh the places I have been..

Today we are talking about a place I have been. I'm going to change this a little and talk about a place I have been but a place I will end up. This picture is of Washington when I went to Seattle and Forks. AFter this little trip I told myself that I would end up either in Washington or in Oregon. Truthfully, whenever I think of myself that's where I see myself. I've told myself that I will be there so in the end I will be there.

-KD Wan John Silver Martin-Howell-Kenobi-Snape

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Day 4: My Habit..

So today we are talking about habits, habits that aren't exactly our favorite. My whole life I have had this one habit that has driven me mad. I have always bitten my nails. I try very hard not to, but it always seems to happen. I don't know why I started this habit but it seemed to come around in my wee childhood years. I always need to be chewing on something. So usually I have gum in my mouth, but when I don't I automatically go to my fingernails. Maybe someday I will fully get over this problem, but I highly doubt it. Last semester I got pretty good with not biting my nails, but since I have been home it has become a problem again.

This upcoming semester I will try even harder to not bite them.
Wish me luck.

-KD Wan John Silver Martin-Howell-Kenobi-Snape

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Day 3: The friends..

So in these pictures are Me, Jessie, and Kelsey (The best roommates in the world.) These pictures are from last fall, I realized that we have like, no other pictures of the three of us. It's weird. Anyways, I love these girls like a lot. They're pretty much the sisters I never had. I am so happy to be moving back in with them in a week. I can't imagine school without them, and someday that will happen, but at least for now we are together. :). This is going to be a great semester.. I feel it in my bones.

I love you both..

KD Wan John Silver Martin-Howell-Kenobi-Snape

Friday, September 02, 2011

Day 2: The Blooooog!

So day 2 it asks, what is the meaning behind your blog name? Well, I don't really have a super significant meaning, but I can always try and come up with one.

When I started out writing I hand wrote everything in notebooks. I loved it so much. When I got my laptop I seemed to have lost that. I miss using my hand, so from time to time I write my thoughts and ideas in notebooks, hoping that something better will come out of it. So I guess when I named the Notepad I just thought about that. I revamped my blog a couple months ago so I needed something that pertained more personally to me. So the Notepad seemed to stick. It's a place for me to write, and that's how I love it.

I love you all
Remember who you are and what you stand for.

-KD Wan John Silver Martin-Howell-Kenobi-Snape

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Day 1: ME!

So for today I will talk about myself... Easy enough.

1. I have learned to love school. My entire life before this I have hated school. But now that I'm not in school I realize how much i miss it.

2. Sometimes Harry Potter is the only thing that gets me through the days here.

3. I'm excited for the cold/winter to be coming back. I hate summer and sun like.. more than anything. I don't particularly like snow, but at least it's not hot and sunny anymore.

4. I've never liked myself with long hair.

5. I have a strange obsession with Superheroes.

6. I think Kelsey is going to be the best friend I keep forever. :).

7. I want to get through school quickly so I can finally start teaching. I'm really excited about it and I wish it could just happen right now.

8. I hate the financial aid department at school. It's great they give me money, but sometimes the money isn't even worth the stress they cause me to have.

9. I don't want to live in Idaho any longer. I want to be somewhere like washington or Oregon.

10. Writing is my greatest passion and without it, I would be lost in the world.

11. I love singing to glee, whether my family likes it or not. Glee is a show that I always look forward too, I don't know why, but it is and I don't care if people don't like it.

12. I constantly wish I could sign better.

13. I wish I could find someone who loves me lots and lots.

14. I want to surf once, before I die.

15. Last, but no least, I love Alan Rickman with all of my heart... Deal with it.