When I was looking for a new tag to do today, I started thinking about ones I’ve done before. I’ve done a 90’s Book Tag about music, so I decided to see if there’s one with just different things from the ’90s. I was two in 1990, so I mostly grew up in this decade. I stumbled upon The 90’s Kid Book Tag created by The Literary Phoenix. Let’s take a look and take a walk down memory lane (for me at least)!
Pokemon – The author you need every book from
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.
I have so many autobuy authors these days it’s really nuts, haha. Some of these authors are Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, V.E. Schwab, Sarah J. Maas and many more. I don’t even need to know what the book is about before buying it!
AIM – Book that connected you with your best friend
AOL Instant Messaging – how 90s kids communicated with their friends after school before everyone had a cell phone.
We’ve both talked about this one the blog, but without Throne of Glass, Isabelle and I probably never would’ve started talking. Which means, I wouldn’t have invited her over for game night and we never would’ve started this blog. That book is amazing, but it’s definitely more special than some of my other favorites.
Furby – Book that seemed like a good idea, but was actually a monster
Creepy needy robots you could teach to talk and were probably demon possessed. Somehow these made a comeback?
Luckily I haven’t had many books end up being this way, but I have had a few. One of the more recent ones was Confessions of a Bookaholic. The synopsis sounded amazing, but the story ended up being a disaster for me.
N’SYNC – A book you hated saying Bye, Bye, Bye to
90s quintessential boy band. You may have heard of Justin Timberlake?
At the moment I’m reading The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune and I just don’t want it to end. This story is so special and I really would recommend it to everyone! It’s an adult book, but there is definitely a magical element that makes it seem younger at times. It’s hard to describe, but so good!!
Slimed! – A book everyone loved, but you hated
Getting green slime thrown on you, courtesy of the show Figure it Out. Also apparently still a thing at the Kid’s Choice Awards?
Gideon the Ninth is a book that was really hyped and gets a lot of love. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. It lacked for me in some areas. I was upset I didn’t like it though, because that book is gorgeous. I will be keeping my copy though, because it’s a signed special edition.
Oregon Trail – A book that made you wish you died of dysentery
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.
This is rather harsh, haha. I don’t “hate” books that often. And in this case I didn’t dislike it so much that I would rather die of dysentery, but A Wicked Magic just wasn’t my book. I’m a pretty fast reader, but after a full afternoon I wasn’t even halfway through. The elements were all there, but the execution was lacking.
Mixtape/CD – 3 books you recommend to anyone, anywhere, no matter what
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.
Three books I’ll always recommend are The Exact Opposite of Okay, Nevermoor and Throne of Glass.
Dial-up Internet – A book that took FREAKING FOREVER to read
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!
The first book in the Mistborn series, The Final Empire, took me forever. It’s a big book though and packed with information. So worth the reading though! I really need to continue with Brandon Sanderson’s books!
Kenan Thompson – That book you see referenced everywhere and is in everything, but that’s okay because it’s awesome.
He’s that guy who’s been on SNL forever. Also Mighty Ducks. Good Burger. Keenan and Kel. All That. Everything.
Harry Potter is something you see appear in so many books. It’s one of my favorites, so the references can be a lot of fun. With everything going on with the author though, I will make it clear I do not agree with her at all! She’s being hurtful to so many people and it’s just wrong!!
Thumbs Up, Seven Up – Book where you peeked just REAL quick at the ending because you don’t like guessing games.
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.
I can honestly say this is something I NEVER do! I don’t want to spoiled and rather sit there all stressed and anxious. I personally think this adds to the reading experience.
Dunkaroos – Your ideal bookish snack
These were basically just Teddy Grahams dipped in frosting, which is still a wonderful snack idea.
My ideal bookish snack is different every season. In the time of year we’re entering now I enjoy cake or muffins. Add a nice cup of of tea and I’m a very happy bookworm.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – A book that kept you up all night
Collections of short stories that would scare any sensible kid! Plus, there were illustrations…
A book that kept me up all night was Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger. I loved this book and reading it at night definitely added to the suspenseful moments.
Bill Nye the Science Guy – A book that taught you something new
Basically the coolest thing you got to do in science class was watch Bill Nye. He has a Netflix show again!
In all honesty, every book I read teaches me something new. History I didn’t know of, views I may have never thought of, information about certain subjects I’m not familiar with. I don’t think I can say a book has never taught me anything new.
This was such a fun walk down memory lane. I remember everything in this tag even if I haven’t thought of them for such a long time. I nominate everyone that grew up in the 90’s. If you do this tag, please let me know! I’d love to see your answers. What is your ideal bookish snack? Let me know in the comments.