Tag #39: 90’s Kid Book Tag

The 1990s

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The ladies at Thrice Read did another awesome book tag that spoke to my nostalgic heart!

Ready to travel back to the 1990s?

Here’s the link to the original post:

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!


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.

John Grisham. He’s the author I give credit to for peaking my interest in law, so I want all his books!


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.

Melissa will laugh when she reads this – Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, by Ellen Emerson White. I had never heard of the Dear America series before the sixth grade. Although we were basically best friends at that point, Melissa noticing that I was checking out the book from the Western Branch Middle School library, and mentioning that she owned all of them, that solidified our friendship for sure.


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.

Ugh. I didn’t even get more than five pages into Fifty Shades of Grey. No thanks!


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

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

The end of the Harry Potter series. I cried!


Getting green slime thrown on you, courtesy of the show Figure it Out. Also apparently still a thing at the Kids’ Choice Awards?

A book everyone loved but you hated.

The Twilight series.

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.


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.

Three (3) books you recommend to anyone, anywhere, no matter what.

  1. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. The Pelican Brief, John Grisham
  3. The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks

Dial-Up Internet


A book that took FOR FREAKING EVER to read.

Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins. I loved it, but it took me a while to get through it.

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.

The Wizard of Oz.

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 game.

I don’t remember ever doing this. I like to be surprised!


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

Your ideal bookish snack.

Nothing. Not even water.

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 Hunger Games.

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.

On My Honor, Marion Dane Bauer. This was one of the first books that taught me how important honesty was.

Tag – You’re It!

This tag filled me with so much nostalgia! I had or experienced nearly everything on this list, except for a Furby. Those things were like creepy Gremlins! Yuck.

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

2 thoughts on “Tag #39: 90’s Kid Book Tag

  1. Aaaah, I remember The Voyage of the Great Titanic! I’ve had that book since I was about nine. 🙂

    Thanks so much for doing the tag! 🙂 🙂

    • That’s awesome! I bought my own copy several years ago, and grown my collection to about 20-25 books. I loved getting Barnes & Noble gift cards and figuring out how many books I could get!

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