It’s Thursday, which makes it tag day here on the blog! Today I’m doing the 90s kid book tag! I don’t remember where I first saw this tag, but it was created by The Literary Phoenix. The original version of this tag has lots of fun gifs, so definitely check it out!
Even though being born in 1993 means that I’m not technically a 90s kid, I still had a lot of fun answering the questions in this tag!
- 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!
- Freeze tag was all the rage in the 90s. Tag someone (or many) you think would have fun with this!
- Have fun!
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 Pokémon.
THE AUTHOR YOU NEED EVERY BOOK FROM
The first author who came to mind for this question was Agatha Christie, even though that might be like collecting pokemon because there are so many of them. Even when I don’t necessarily like an Agatha Christie book, I still find a lot of joy and comfort when reading them, so I think it would be nice to have a complete collection one day.
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
My best bookish friend and I have connected a lot over our love of reading, but I think the first book that really connected us was Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. We both found Cath to be very relatable, loved Levi (even though he is my friend’s book boyfriend and not mine), and we both just really enjoyed this book.
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
For this question, I’m going with Frankly in Love by David Yoon. This book was marketed as a rom-com, similar to To All The Boys I Loved Before, but it was most certainly not a rom-com. I did not like the main character in this boo at all and I did not enjoy it.
’90s quintessential boy band. You may have heard of Justin Timberlake?
A BOOK YOU HATED TO SAY BYE, BYE, BYE TO
I did not enjoy saying goodbye to Winterhouse by Ben Guterson. I loved the book so much and it made me sad when Elizabeth left Winterhouse at the end of the book. Fortunately though, this book is part of a trilogy and my copies of the second and third book arrived this week, so I can dive back into the world soon.
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
Unpopular opinion, but I did not like One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston and I ended up not finishing it. I don’t remember how far I read, but my reason for not finishing it was because some of the main character’s choices were driving me mad. I was enjoying the relationship forming between August and Jane, but I could not deal with how obsessed August was with Jane and how she started to neglect every part of her life because of her. I might give this book another try in the future because I am curious about how their relationship unfolds, but, it might be a struggle to get through.
’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
Oh wow, it looks like these questions are going for all of the unpopular opinions. I don’t think there’s ever been a book that made me wish I died of dysentery because I am not that dramatic of a person and I usually just DNF a book if I really don’t like it.
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
I’d recommend Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston because it’s magical and wonderful and everyone needs some magical adventure in their life. I’d recommend The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams because it’s full of laugh-out-loud moments and it’s a lot of fun. Finally, I’d recommend Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson because it’s also laugh-out-loud funny and I think that Jenny Lawson is one of the best writers when it comes to portraying mental health struggles in a relatable way.
You know how it’s annoying when you aren’t on LTE? Imagine waiting 10 minutes for Internet to start and another 20 minutes for google to load!
A BOOK THAT TOOK FOR FREAKING EVER TO READ
The last book that felt like it took me forever to read was Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore. It really didn’t take me that long to read it, only about two weeks, but it felt like it took me forever. For the most part, I ended up enjoying the book, it was just a struggle to find the motivation to pick up and read.
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
I actually have no idea how to answer this question. At the moment, I can’t think of any books that I see referenced everywhere that I think are 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
What kind of person does this?! I don’t think I’ve ever peeked at the ending of a book because I enjoy trying to guess how it ends.
These were basically just teddy grahams dipped in frosting, which is still a wonderful snack idea.
YOUR IDEAL BOOKISH SNACK
As far as bookish beverages go, I am team tea all the way. As far as snacks go, I like chips, even though they’re greasy and then it gets stressful because I don’t want the book to get greasy.
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
I don’t do a lot of scary stuff, but Coraline by Neil Gaiman kept me up at night, it’s also the reason why I can’t look at button eyes the same way again.
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 don’t know if this counts, but I feel like I learned a lot about Edinburgh from City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab.