It's the last Wednesday of 2016 and as a result Ms. Honey German is our last #WBW of the year! Honey is an on-air personality for Power 105.1 in NYC as well as a digital producer for iHeartMedia. She also has her own celebrity gossip site, www.honeygerman.com. Aside from her career in entertainment, Honey is also an avid reader and it was so great catching up with her on what some of her favorite reads were as well as why books are so important. Check out the brief interview below:
Honey, what is your passion?:
My passion is celebrity news. I enjoy reporting it live on radio, on television, or via articles/social media.
Do you have a favorite author? If so, why?:
Yes, I do. Julia Alvarez. There's a connection between us as she is also the daughter of parents who migrated from the Dominican Republic to New York. When she writes of her experiences I can't help but to be transported right into the pages.
What are your top (5) favorite books?:
- The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
- How The Garcia Sisters Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
- The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
- Year of Yes by Shona Rhimes
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Honey, what impact have these books had on you?:
Books have pretty much been my mentor. Living in a city as busy as New York, being able to get actual words spoke to you face to face by people you look up to is practically impossible. But with these books, they spoke directly to me, when we both had time. They gave me confidence and strength through their words.
What is the one book that you would read over and over again?:
The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
What would be the title of your first book? Why?:
"You're Not Supposed to be Here" - almost all of my life that's the feeling I got every time I achieved any accomplishment: landing jobs, graduating college, attending events. It has always felt surreal, I'm just a Dominican girl from Washington Heights.
What do you think the youth should know about books? Why are they important?:
Books are an infinite well of knowledge; we all need to know that. Many times we're not surrounded by mentors or leaders and books can for sure guide us instead.
Have you ever read a book that you were not too fond of?:
I have no problem dropping books midway. I can't give you a specific title but I have for sure taken a few losses on books I've bought.