The 90s Kid Book Tag

 

I was so excited for this tag that I couldn’t stop myself from doing it within 24 hours of being tagged by Danielle over at The Introverted Book Nerd. Thanks girl! The creator of the tag is linked below in the rules. Let’s get started.

 

THE RULES

  1. Please, please, please steal this tag and spread it around! I only ask that you link it back to The Literary Phoenix so that I can see everyone’s answers!
  2. Freeze tag was all the rage in the 90s. Tag someone (or many) you think would have fun with this!
  3. Have fun!

 

POKEMON:

A GBA game and trading card game where you battled pocket monsters and strived to catch them all. Back in the day, there were only 150 Pokemon.

The author you need every book from.

I’m going to go with Emery Lord and Morgan Matson. There’s a ton more I could probably list, but those two are the first ones that popped into my head.

 

AIM

AOL Instant Messaging – how 90s kids communicated with their friends after school before everyone had a cell phone.

Book that connected you with your best friend.

I wouldn’t really say I have a “best” friend anymore. But back in the day, my old best friend and I obsessed over Harry Potter. We even wrote fanfiction, and fought over Draco.

 

FURBY

Creepy needy robots you could teach to talk and were probably demon possessed. Somehow these made a comeback?

Book that seemed like a good idea but was actually a monster.

I wouldn’t really say any book is a monster. There’s some I didn’t finish, and then there are a couple I just didn’t like at all that I forced myself to read. One is The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti; I just couldn’t with that book. But a lot of other people really liked it!

 

N’SYNC

90s quintessential boy band. You may have heard of Justin Timberlake?

A book you hated to say Bye, Bye, Bye to.

THE HATING GAME! I freaking loved that book so much. It’s probably one of my all-time favorites. I could list a ton more, but that’s the first one that popped into my head. Check it out ASAP; it’s by Sally Thorne.

 

SLIMED!

Getting green slime thrown on you, courtesy of the show Figure it Out. Also apparently still a thing at the Kid’s Choice Awards?

A book everyone loved but you hated.

I didn’t hate it, but I’m going to go with Roar by Cora Carmack. I had such high expectations after all the love it had received, and I just did not like it. I was bored for most of the book.

 

OREGON TRAIL

90s computer game you could usually play at school, which was great. It taught us people used to die a lot of gruesome, messy deaths.

A book that made you wish you died of dysentery.

Not sure. I never got past reading the first couple pages of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, so I’ll go with that one. Thankfully it wasn’t assigned reading for my school.

 

MIXTAPE/CD

Back before everyone had music on their phones (remember, we didn’t have cell phones!) folks would rip their CDs and make mixes for each other.

3 books you recommend to anyone, anywhere, no matter what.

  1. Harry Potter (ALWAYS!)
  2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  3. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

 

DIAL-UP INTERNET

You know how it’s annoying when you aren’t on LTE?  IMAGING WAITING 10 MINUTES FOR INTERNET TO START AND ANOTHER 20 MINUTES FOR GOOGLE TO LOAD!


A book that took FOR FREAKING EVER to read.

I have no idea. Can I say Winter by Marissa Meyer, because it took me 3 months to finish it? Although technically it took me like a week to actually “read” it. I set it down for months before picking it back up again. Oops. Big books intimidate me sometimes.

 

KEENAN THOMPSON

He’s that guy who’s been on SNL forever. Also Mighty Ducks. Good Burger. Keenan and Kel. All That. Everything.

That book that you see referenced everywhere and is in everything, but that’s okay because it’s awesome.

Harry Potter! I see sooooo many references, and I just love it every single time. Yay for Potterheads!

 

THUMBS UP, SEVEN UP

A game where most the class closed their eyes and seven people tapped someone’s thumb and you had to guess who did it without peeking.

Book where you peeked just REAL quick at the ending because you don’t like guessing games.

I’ve never peeked at an ending before. I have been spoiled, but that’s an entirely different thing. The farthest I peek ahead is the next page, and then I force myself to go back to where I was before to read everything.

 

DUNKAROOS

These were basically just Teddy Grahams dipped in frosting, which is still a wonderful snack idea.

Your ideal bookish snack.

I try not to eat while I’m reading, but chips are my favorite snack of all time. Too bad I’m trying to eat healthy, and those aren’t on the menu. I’ll drink water, wine, tea, and coffee though!

 

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

Collections of short stories that would scare any sensible kid! Plus, there were illustrations…

A book that kept you up all night.

As in being scared? Nothing, because I don’t really read scary books. I’m not about that life lol. But just because I wanted to keep reading? Probably several of the later Harry Potter books (especially Deathly Hallows), maybe Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer, and I stayed up quite late finishing Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda on a work night because I couldn’t put it down.

 

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY

Basically the coolest thing you got to do in science class was watch Bill Nye.  He has a Netflix show again!

A book that taught you something new.

Twilight taught me that I love vampires! Does that count? No? Okay then. I don’t really read education books, but The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee was a great historical book that I learned some things from too.

 

I tag:
Kris @ Boston Book Reader
Shawn @ The Bookish Librarian
…and anyone else that wants to be tagged!!!

16 thoughts to “The 90s Kid Book Tag”

    1. Hahaha, right? I couldn’t resist very long. I mean I didn’t really try reading very much; I read like a page when I was 16, and was like nope, not happening.

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