90’s Kid Book Tag

I have to say, I had a super funny experience earlier this week with my seventh graders (mostly born in ’04/’05) when we played a Logo game and the AOL logo came up and none of them recognized it… it definitely made me feel super old so we might as well keep that up with this book tag! 😂

I found this from Danielle @ Life of a Literary Nerd, check out her post here!


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.

Leigh Bardugo or Sarah J. Mass of course!


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.

There are so many! That’s what IS great about this blog, we have so many books to bond over!


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.

Definitely American Girls by Alison Umminger. It had a lot of potential it no follow-up.


N’SYNC

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

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

Forever Harry Potter. I miss it so much.


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.

All The Bright Places. Blegh.


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.

This especially qualifies for The Glittering Court. Don’t set me up for a royalty book and give me a western!


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.

Six of Crows, Wonder, and Red Rising.


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.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone because it took me forever to finally pick it up to read it! I absolutely loved it once I did but goodness it was a long time before that.


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.

A Court of Thorns and Roses. My bb.


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.

None. I don’t look at the endings ahead of time.


DUNKAROOS

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

Your ideal bookish snack.

N/A. My books are too precious to potentially spill something on them.


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.

The Wrath & the Dawn.


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.

Definitely The Hate U Give.


This was so much fun! Please feel free to steal it if you want a go.

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