90’s Kid Book Tag

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I found this book tag over at Thrice Read and decided to play along, please feel free to join in!

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.

Haruki Murakami or Andy Weir. Weir doesn’t have many books out but I would automatically pre-order anything he releases.


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.

Confession, I don’t really have any IRL bookish friends. It’s kinda sad. Thank goodness for blogging and bookstagram.


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.

Recently Annihilation. I watched the trailer and read good reviews but it was quite a letdown.


N’SYNC

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

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

The last Terry Pratchett I read really stung 😦


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 really struggle to think of a book I have hated, even the aforementioned Annihilation wasn’t a *hate* book. I suppose Twilight/50 Shades of Grey but I haven’t actually read them. I hate them because of having to deal with other people who read them.


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 I don’t really read bad books. The worst I can think of was The Year of Less by Cait Flanders, and most of my disappointment was because I thought I was reading a minimalism book but it was more about her previous drug and alcohol abuse issues. She really hit a nerve with me when she excused her ex-boyfriend’s physically abusive behavior on the basis that since she was drinking all the time she was also to blame.

(Pro tip: No one is allowed to hit you. Ever.)


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.

No Logo by Naomi Klein, Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie, and The Joy of Less by Francine Jay.


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.

Both IT and The Stand by Stephen King. That man is that master of LONG reads.


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.

(Although I wish JK Rowling would start responding to criticism better)


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 can’t think of any but sometimes I read the summary for the next book in a series, which is kinda spoilers.


DUNKAROOS

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

Your ideal bookish snack.

Popcorn. I eat it with chopsticks so I don’t get my fingers dirty 🙂


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 get scared easily, so I’ll just take this literally. I stayed up all night reading The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, but I did so on purpose because I had to leave for a flight at 4am!


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.

Most books I read teach me something new 🙂

Adam Hochschild and Naomi Klein are really my go to writers for in-depth analysis of political and social factors around the world.

One thought on “90’s Kid Book Tag

  1. I have a friend who’s working through IT…. he’s been working through it for nearly a year now! Some of King’s books sure are thick!

    Thank you so much for trying out this tag!

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