It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new bookish tag. I was looking around some blogs I follow and stumbled upon the 90’s Kid Book Tag. Nose Stuck in a Book did this tag (definitely check out her blog, she’s great) and she found this tag on Berries & Books.
I was born at the end of the 80’s, so most of my childhood was in the 90’s. It’s fun answering questions related to things I’ve forgotten about! Let’s take a look!
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.
There are a few authors I need all the books from. A few of these authors are: Cassandra Clare, Sarah J Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Jennifer L. Armentrout and V.E. Schwab.
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.
This one is really easy! I wouldn’t be blogging with Isabelle or have the Squid Squad without Throne of Glass. Without that readalong I wouldn’t have some amazing friends that I do now. On top of this being an amazing series, it definitely means so much more!
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.
Last year I read Waste of Space. The tagline is “welcome to the weirdest reality show in the galaxy”. That is definitely correct, but it was just too weird. I don’t mind it when books are kind of out there, but so many things just didn’t make sense. I couldn’t connect with the characters and things should be over the top in a book like this, but it just wasn’t for me!
90s quintessential boy band. You may have heard of Justin Timberlake?
A book you hated to say Bye, Bye, Bye to.
There are way too many books I hated saying goodbye to, but for me the worst one will always be Harry Potter. As you know if you’ve been following the blog, Harry Potter is my all time favorite. This series will alwayes be really magical to me! I need to do a reread this year!
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.
The most recent case of this for me is the Sea Witch. Let me start off by saying that I didn’t hate this book. I just had different expectations! As a big fan of The Little Mermaid and it was interesting seeing an Ursula retelling. The writing in Sea Witch is beautiful and it was a fast read. For me it just took too long for something to happen.
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.
Goodbye, Good Girl still makes me angry and it’s been almost a year since I read it. I had high hopes for this book, because the main character and I share first names. This book was described as a coming of age story and doing anything for your family. The family aspect disappeared quite soon in the story and the main character made some really weird decisions.
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 will always recommend Harry Potter, Throne of Glass and the LUX series.
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.
Hmmm… what book took me forever to read? I have to give this one to the books in The Wheel of Time series. These books are all over 1000 pages. I thought they were worth it though, because this series is amazing!
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.
A Court of Thorns and Roses is a book/series you find everywhere in the YA book community. I don’t mind this at all though, because it’s one of my favorites. Rhysand is all I need to say, haha.
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.
To be honest, this is something I never do. The only time I look at the end of the book is to know how many pages it is. Even if a book is bugging me, I don’t look. Why would I want to spoil myself?
These were basically just Teddy Grahams dipped in frosting, which is still a wonderful snack idea.
Your ideal bookish snack.
My ideal bookish snack is chocolate or a cookie. Maybe a muffin. I don’t always snack when I read, because once I’m settled, I’m good. If I do happen to snack it’s one of the things I mentioned.
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’ve never had a book keep me up all night, because it’s scary. Only reason a book will keep me up is when I need to know what happens and can’t put it down!
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 have to mention The Magic Misfits, because it’s just so cute. This book is really magical and I love the little magic trick lessons during the story! It’s done in such a fun way. I can’t wait to read the second one and see what we discover in that one. It’s perfect for kids wanting to learn some tricks!
So that’s the 90’s kid book tag. It was so fun thinking about things I haven’t in ages. For any other 90’s kid, feel free to do this tag. If you do, let me know! I would love to read your answers.