The 90’s Kid Book Tag!

I was tagged by Krystyna @ Turning the Pages: Definitely go check out her answers as well as her very pretty blog!

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. 

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The author you need every book from: 

J.R.R. Tolkien. He is a master at story telling. I would probably read anything from him. I don’t know how exciting it would all be, but I’m sure I would still enjoy myself.

AIM:

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

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Book that connected you with your best friend: 

My friends from school didn’t read, and the friends that I have now do read but we don’t usually read the same books. If you count my boyfriend as my best friend then I would say The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. He didn’t read the book he just loved the movies and I feel much closer to him now that we have something in common. (It’s a joke. Calm down.)

Furby:

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

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A book that seemed like a good idea, but was actually a monster:

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. I was so excited to read this! Everyone told me the ending was spectacular, and it was a complete and total bust. I just ended up hating it with my whole being.

N’SYNC:

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

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A book you hated saying bye, bye, bye to: 

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. This book is fantastic. I just wanted more and more from it. It ended too soon and I am devastated!

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?

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A book everyone loved but you hated:

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. I’m not going to explain this again, y’all know why.

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.

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A book that made you wish you died of dysentery: 

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman. This maybe a stretch, but honestly I didn’t finish it and I was just super bored. I felt the need to finish it at the time and I just could not. I wanted to rip my hair out.

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.

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Three books you recommend to anyone, anywhere, no matter what:

  • An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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!

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A book that took for freaking ever to read: 

I’m going to take it back to middle school when I read Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. That book took me MONTHS to read. I remember everyone telling me to just finish it, and I just couldn’t find the motivation.

Kenan Thompson

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

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

The only one I can think of is Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. I know that’s redundant, but it’s true.

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.

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

I’m not going to lie, I have peeked at the ending of a book before. It was And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. It honestly didn’t ruin the book for me, and I pretty much knew who it was before I even peeked. Fight me.

Dunkaroos

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

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Your ideal bookish snack:

I don’t eat and read. I have to focus on one thing or the other or else I don’t enjoy my food or understand my book. It’s a struggle, and I’m working on it.

Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark

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

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A book that kept you up at night:

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire was actually pretty creepy. It didn’t keep me up at night but it was one of the few books that I have read that has freaked me out just a little bit. I may just be a big ole baby.

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!

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A book that taught you something new:

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. It taught me that life is too short. You never know what is going to happen, therefore you should always live your best life. Use Bill Nye as an example. He is always living his best life.


That is it for another book tag. I love participating in these, and it’s always fun when you’re actually tagged. I encourage everyone to do this, but I think I will actually tag some other blogs.

(Do not feel like you have to do this.)

Marianna @ Marianna’s Corner 

Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall

Kathy @ Books & Munches 

If you enjoyed this post then give it a like and follow me for future book tags! Be respectful and happy reading.

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6 comments

  1. Lovely answers. I am definitely going to do the tag when I can. I hope you have a great day and I can’t wait to see what else you have to say in your other posts.

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  2. I love your answers here, definitely different that a lot of people! 😀 I love to see the variety of responses in tags. I agree – The Book Thief is such a great insta-recommend book!!! Thanks so much for doing this tag!

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