90’s Kid Book Tag

I am a 90s kid through and through. I love the 90s and I am so happy I can say I know everything in this tag and more. I loved our TV shows, music, movies, etc. This was a fun time to be alive. I found this tag over on Dorka’s blog Berries and Books. If you are not following her or haven’t checked out her blog please do. She is so sweet and she does posts in English and Hungarian. She is honest in her reviews and adds other posts into the mix to create an overall fun and exciting blog. Now let’s get into this you beautiful souls.

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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!

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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.

  • Victoria Schwab & A.B. Endacott

AIM

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

A book that connected you with your best friend.

  • None. Me and my best friend like different types of books.

FURBY

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

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

  • Labyrinth Lost, The Hazel Wood, and all books that I thought I would love but didn’t.

N’SYNC

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

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

  • Shades of Magic trilogy, Lumatere Chronicles, Wrath & Dawn Duology and Broken Empire Trilogy. As all my favorites I hated to see them end lol.

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.

  • A lot of people seem to be loving Labyrinth Lost and The Hazel Wood but I just did not like them at all.

OREGON TRAIL

A 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.

  • The Scarlet Letter and To Kill a Mocking Bird. The first one I read on my own and I wish I didn’t. The second we read in school and it sucked it was so boring.

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.

  • Shades of Magic trilogy, Lumatere Chronicles, and Broken Empire trilogy. But this question usually depends on what their reading preference is like. I recommend these all the time but I always ask what genre or types of books they like first. Then I recommend books like that.

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.

  • Interview with the Vampire. This book was amazing I only took long because I was reading it for my 12th-grade research paper. When I wrote the paper I was only halfway through the book because I didn’t need to finish it to finish the paper. Then I got into a slump for a while.

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

  • The only books I see everywhere and even in other books, movies, etc. is Harry Potter. But, I never read them or seen them so I don’t know if it’s awesome. Twilight is another but a smaller magnitude and that was awesome.

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.

  • Tons of books because I was afraid the ending would be sad lol. But a recent one is The Becoming of Noah Shaw.

DUNKAROOS

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

Your ideal bookish snack.

  • I don’t eat and read when I get settled so. 

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.

  • No book kept me up. Now I did read books late into the night like The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.

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.

  • Books like The Kite Runner teach me about struggles in other countries.

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