It's the term break and I am currently trying to read all of books I recently bought from MIBF. Ever since I finished Silver Linings Playbook, I have been drawn to the troubled yet interesting characters written by Matthew Quick. I can't say I am a fan of his work but I just like the way he writes, and I remember during the Q&A when a member of the audience asked about Leonard Peacock. The name itself was interesting and it also got me interested in the book as well. What I didn't realize when I turned the book on its first page was how painful the story would be. It was obvious that I was stepping into a dangerous path that would bring me to the dark recesses of Leonard Peacock's mind.
I remember the last time I went to the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), we just watched the premier of Ben 10's TV movie and decided to drop by SMX to check out the fair. That time I didn't have any book in mind and I was in one of my reading slumps, none of the books in both FullyBooked and National really interested me. So for that year I decided to forego buying or attending. Fast forward to the present and I am hyped up with sheer excitement. I made a mental list of the books I wanted to buy and I was willing to brave the crowd.
My name is Alfonso your nerdy history teacher, bookworm and lover of all things cultural and exciting. You can find me in a weekend market, in a bookshop, or eating in Japanese restos during the weekends.