Since I did the ’90s Cartoon Book Tag a week or so ago, I thought it was only right that the next tag I do is the ’90s Movies Book Tag. I discovered this over on Kristin Kraves Books. It was created by A Book Lovers Playlist.
I grew up in the ’90s, so many of these movies were my favorites back then and I still enjoy watching some of them now. Some make me a little nostalgic for when I first watched them.
She’s All That
Name a book couple that are an odd pairing but they still fit perfectly
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
The couples in Garden Spells are all odd pairings because they are all opposites of each other, but it’s their differences that draws them together and makes them perfect for each other. Garden Spells is about the estranged Waverley sisters who reunite after 10 years. The Waverleys are considered an odd bunch and their town believes that they grow magical flowers and have an apple tree that bears prophetic fruit.
She’s All That was one of my favorite movies. I rewatched it so many times, it was ridiculous, and I tried to do the silly choreographed dance in it — never got it right. I’d forgotten Paul Walker was in it until I rewatched it a year or so ago.
10 Things I Hate About You
A book/series that you have a love/hate relationship with
Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan
Definitely the Wheel of Times epic fantasy series, which is about a couple farm boys who learn that they are destined to save the world from evil. It’s strongly influenced by the Lord of Rings books, but I enjoyed the first three books in the series, which is damn long at about 14 or so books! Unfortunately, Jordan’s writing style bogs me down sometimes with all its details and by the sixth book, which I have to read next, has made me lose interest in the story. Also, I hate how the men and women relate/communicate with each other sometimes. It’s so annoying.
I didn’t like 10 Things I Hate About You as much, but I’d watch it because Julia Stiles was in it. She was one of my favorite actresses back then.
A character that is totally clueless but you love them anyway
Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly
This is a middle-grade fantasy novel about a girl who can play with and manipulate shadows. As the story progresses, we readers realize that the protagonist’s shadow’s intentions doesn’t match her own, but Emmeline does not immediately realize this. I think she suspects what’s happening but chooses not to acknowledge it because her shadow has been her only friend for a long time. It’s a quick, good read that I highly recommend.
Clueless was another one I watched often, not because I loved it, but because it was always on TV. I didn’t mind it much. I like any movie that has a part where all characters do is try on clothes.
Name a book that made you cry.
The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb
The second novel in the Tawney Man trilogy, which is part of a larger epic fantasy series. It’s my favorite of Hobb’s books and it made me shed a tear. I’d say why, but it’s a major spoiler so I won’t. This was such a good read and had my emotions all tangled and on edge.
Titanic made me develop a crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. I loved this movie and the Celine Dion song is a major reason why. I love that song!
A book that makes you laugh
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell
Campbell collects in this book conversations and encounters in bookshops around the world to feature the odd things customers say, ask, and do. It made me chuckle a bit as I read.
I’ve yet to watch American Pie. I have no interest in it.
Can’t Hardly Wait
A book with a crazy party
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
I chose this book to highlight Joffrey’s wedding, but just about any wedding in the Song of Ice & Fire series is a crazy-ass party.
I’ve never watched Can’t Hardly Wait, either that or I can’t remember it.
Name a character you can never fully trust
Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb
This is the first novel in the Rain Wild Chronicles, which is part of a larger epic fantasy series. I just started it and at the moment I don’t trust Hest Finbok. Maybe he’ll do something to change my mind later.
Cruel Intentions: I don’t think I’ve ever managed to watch the entire movie, though I’ve seen parts of it often.
Drive Me Crazy
Name your favorite “boy next door” or “girl next door” couple.
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (illus.)
This one was hard to answer because I haven’t read much romance or books that can act as an answer for this category, but I think the relationship between Wintry and Edward could work for this. I think there’s romantic potential there. I haven’t yet gotten to a part in the story where the characters act on their romantic impulse. Fullmetal Alchemist is a manga and anime series about the Elric brothers who are trying to restore their bodies after an experiment caused one brother to lose an arm and leg and the other to lose his entire body.
Drive Me Crazy is another movie I watched often because it was always on TV. For some reason, I kept confusing the lead guy in it with the lead dude in Clueless.
A book with a memorable villain.
The Martian by Andy Weir
My answer for this is Mars. It’s a villain because of how damn hard it is for Mark Watney to survive there. I mean…damn! The Martian is a sci-fi novel about an astronaut trying to survive on Mars after he’s accidentally left there by his crew.
Oh man, Scream! I really enjoyed that movie and loved the spoofs of it.
Name a book with witches.
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
This the first and, so far, only novel by Pratchett I’ve read, and I really enjoyed it. I’d like to continue with the Witches books in the Discworld Series and would love to know more about the Unseen University. Equal Rites is about Discworld’s first female wizard.
The Craft was great. It always spooks me a little whenever I watch it.