90’s Kid Book Tag

The lovely Literacy Phoenix created this tag and as I’m a 90’s kid I knew I had to do it!


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.

As much as I want to say J.K., I don’t own her Robert Galbraith novels or the Casual Vacancy although I have read it. But I do buy multiple copies of the Harry Potter books, like the house editions, the UK edition, etc. I definitely own the most of her books. Cassandra Clare, Rick Riordan, Sarah J. Maas and Marissa Meyer coming in very high percentage wise (for books I own versus books they’ve published).

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.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

We definitely didn’t bond over a book… it was more being in drama class together? But! I did give her the Mortal Instruments to read in high school and then we cosplayed as Izzy and Clary when she dragged me to a (costumed) audition she wanted to go to.

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.

Oh my gosh, those toys were evil. SO MANY SLEEPLESS NIGHTS AS IT CHATTERED TO ME FROM MY CLOSET AFTER BEING DEAD FOR MONTHS. There are a lot of times that I feel like the idea was better than the execution, but I don’t know if I’d call any of them a monster.

N’SYNC

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

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

The entire Lunar Chronicles series? And then I got to revisit it before I had to say goodbye again? It was a struggle.

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.

Hate is such a strong word. I don’t really hate things, but I definitely didn’t enjoy Shadowsong by S.Jae-Jones as much as a lot of other people did.

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.

Again, this is so sad. I just don’t have these strong negative emotions about most books. I don’t have an answer for this.

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.

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, and Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

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 decided to listen to The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan and it’s 30 hours long so it feels like it’s taking FOREVER to read. I’m really enjoying it though and have less than an hour left.

Kenan Thompson

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

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

Harry Potter, obviously.

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 do not peek. That ruins the story!

Dunkaroos

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

Your ideal bookish snack.

Oh, how I loved dunkaroos. I don’t really eat while reading? But maybe fruit? Or cheese and crackers.

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.

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia was one I immediately fell in love with and didn’t put down until I had finished it.

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.

I would like to preface this by saying that my cousin went as Bill Nye one year for Halloween… I feel like every book I read teaches me something. Whether it is about friendships, overcoming struggles or basic writing tips that I glean through experiencing a diverse array of books… I always come out the other side of a new book more knowledgeable than I was before.


I Tag Any 90’s Kid!


Did this make you super nostalgic? I have so many feelings right now. Let me know your favourite 90’s thing in the comments below!

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