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Greetings and Salutations Bookworms!
I first saw this tag on Kristin’s blog over at Kristin Kraves Books. I was born in 1998, which is pretty late and don’t consider myself a full 90s baby, but I do have sisters that grew up in the 90s. Because of them and my older cousins, I grew up knowing about 90s references and TV shows.
- 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 Pokemon.
The Author You Need Every Book From
Marissa Meyer!!! I love the Lunar Chronicles (even though my series is incomplete). I really want to read Renegades and her Wires and Nerve graphic novels, I neeeed them all.
Fun Fact: I used to watch Pokemon on Saturday mornings. I don’t remember much and I do want to rewatch it.
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.
I believe the first book my cousin and I both bonded over was The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton way back in middle school. If I remember correctly, we were at a family BBQ when one of us brought up the topic of The Outsiders and immediately started fangirling about the book and the movie. Them handsome boys, oh my. Dallas Winston and Sodapop Curtis own my heart 💘.
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.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Arena One by Morgan Rice. I was pretty into the description, but then I read it (more like forced my way through it) and it was a big nope for me. I have a rant about it on a previous Top 5 Wednesday post if you want to learn more.
90s quintessential boy band. You may have heard of Justin Timberlake?
Don’t even get me started on N’SYNC. I may have been four when they broke up, but man was I a FAN. That gif up there? Imagine a four-year-old doing the bye-bye-bye dance. Oh man, I even had a mini crush on Lance. Oh, geez okay moving on…
A Book You Hated to Say Bye. Bye. Bye. To.
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline. A more recent read that I am still hung over. I love it so much I could cry.
P.S. totally not listening to N’SYNC as I type. pfft are you crazy? I left it behind. *lie detector goes haywire and I start sweating* Is it hot in here?
Getting green slime thrown on you. Courtesy of the show Figure It Out. Also apparently still a thing at the Kid’s Choice Awards?
This show sounds familiar, but I could be confusing it with something else.
A Book Everyone Loved But You Hated
I can’t exactly think of one right now. Moving on.
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
I don’t think I’ve hated a book that much, although Arena One does come relatively close.
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.
Now this, I remember clearly. I’ve even had my sisters make me a mixed CD which would later be imported to the early version of iTunes before it made its way into my hot pink iPod shuffle. I remember either the artists, songs, or genre was written on the CDs. Those were the days…
3 Books You Recommend to Anyone, Anywhere, No Matter What.
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris
- Stay With Me – Ayobami Adebayo
- Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen
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 Forever to Read.
So far Cress by Marissa Meyer is taking me forever to read. I have a good reason though! I’m waiting to get Winter in paperback.
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 It’s Okay Because It’s Awesome.
I’m going to go with Harry Potter. It’s EVERYWHERE and although I never finished the series (don’t kill me) I still enjoy it.
Heads Up, Seven Up
A game where the class closed their eyes and Seven people tapped someone’s thumb and you had to guess who did it without peeking.
I’ve done that before ^ P.S. I will admit, I often cheated by looking at people’s shoes or had my best friend at the time tap my finger.
Book Where You Peeked Just Real Quick At The Ending Because You Didn’t Like Guessing Games.
I think I did this for Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I just had to know if Will survived and well I regret I peeked because I was an emotional mess afterwards.
These were basically just teddy grahams dipped in frosting, which is still a wonderful snack idea.
Your Ideal Bookish Snack
Probably something not so messy. Most likely cookies but be extra careful not to spill crumbs.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Collections of Short Stories That Would Scare Any Sensible Kid! Plus, There Were Illustrations…
I honestly did not get scared reading these books nor did the illustrations. If anything, they fascinated me.
A Book That Kept You Up All Night
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline. Are you tired of me mentioning this book yet? I spent an entire day reading and by nightfall I had less than 100 pages left and I was so into it I had to finish it that night. And I did.
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Basically the Coolest Thing You Got to Watch in Science Class Was Watch Bill Bye. He Has A Netflix Show Again!
Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! C’mon you cannot not sing along.
A Book That Taught You Something New
Although at the time I hated reading this in my high school English class, I did learn something from A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Despite the rise of science and technology to facilitate our lives, we cannot forget the fundamentals that make us human. We can’t lose ourselves and become empty shells brainwashed by modern technology.
And now, I tag any other 90s baby (full or not) to join in on the challenge!
Now, I’m going to actually work on homework and continue to listen to the Backstreet Boys. Until next time!