Bryll Matthew, being from a third world country, has had very limited access to books from the start. Most of his reading experience came from school-required reading, which were mostly school textbooks from when he lived back in the Philippines. From a young age, Bryll had always thought that reading was a luxury, due to the aforementioned limited access to books. This, of course, was only supplemented by the fact that most of the American T.V. shows, and movies that he would watch as a kid would depict kids of his age in America reading at their own accord. This is why when he moved from the Philippines to the United States back in 2013, one of the first things that he wanted to do was to go to a library, get a library card, and borrow a couple of books for him to read on his own. After getting a few books from the library, he discovered that reading an actual novel and not just a textbook was going to be a huge hurdle to overcome. Having the language gap did not help. After reading up to ten books before he officially started 8th grade, he found out that he actually loved reading and that it serves as one of his escapes from the real world. After going through the school system though, he started to look at reading as more of a hassle and a workload, than being a fun individual activity. This leads to where he is right now. The last time that Bryll has read in his free time was when he had to read the three books that was assigned to him for the summer for his AP Literature and Composition class. Speaking of books being assigned to him for reading, whenever he feels like the assigned book(s) is/are going to be boring and drag on, he resorts to searching up a summary. On the rare chance that Bryll gets the drive to pick up a book and read it for himself, he always finishes them. Bryll usually stays within his comfort zone when it comes to what genre of book he decides to read. He is not currently reading any books, not counting textbooks. Bryll has only read three books this summer. Their titles were: The Fall by Albert Camus, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, and How to Read Literature Like a College Professor by Thomas C. Foster. He has about twenty books in his house. Bryll's favorite author, as of right now, is D.J. MacHale, due to the SYLO series. Bryll is a reader who likes to immerse himself in whatever he is reading. He has definitely improved in his reading, considering how he started with a language disadvantage.
Bryll does not consider himself a writer, this is due to the fact that he has never really seriously written anything that significant.. He thinks that people learn to write in their own unique way. Some people learn to write just by going to school everyday, and at the same time, some people learn to write by practicing in their own time, outside of school. Bryll thinks that people write mostly for their enjoyment, but the most important part of why people write is that they want to convey their ideas, and feelings towards their audience. He thinks that someone needs to know what they want to convey before they actually write it down. This ensures that his/her audience would not be confused on what they feel whenever they read the book, or any written literature. Whenever he does feel like writing, or he's just forced to write something for school, Bryll usually writes fiction, but a lot of the times he would just write about his life in general. Usually, the thing that decides what Bryll writes is school. Because he never really writes at home just for fun. Bryll's ideas for writing come mostly from his life experiences from when he used to live in the Philippines. He feels like his writing is not all that great, and that he hopes that he will get a bit better in the near future.