The 80s Movie Tag || Book Tag

Hello beautiful people!

I have to agree with Kelly on this one…I TOTALLY wish I grew up in the 80’s. Though the 90’s were fantastic, there’s just SOMETHING about the 80’s time period.

Thank you again Kelly at Another Book in the Wall for tagging me in this completely and utterly epic tag: The 80’s Movie Tag! This tag was originally created by Ashley from Infinite Library (the headers used are also from her website, I believe). Both bloggers are wonderful at what they do and are charming individuals, so you should definitely give their sites a look!

Note: And so the tagging game begins, Kelly. We should keep count this year and see if we can beat our tagging score every year lmao!

A book that kept you up all night

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To be fair, I didn’t think the manga would freak me out as much as the anime did. Clearly, i was wrong. But the characters are so great and the story is phenomenal…you can’t put it down! The lights were definitely left on for a couple of nights…


A WONDERFULLY quotable book

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Who DOESN’T know at least ONE quote from Milne’s collection of children’s books involving Winnie-the-Pooh? I swear, a number of my friends quote this children’s classic and they haven’t even read any of them!


A character who loves breaking the rules

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Normally, I would copy Kelly’s answer…but I’ve been using these two as answers for SO many tags as of late. Jesper from Six of Crows is notorious for breaking the rules…in my opinion, more so than the rest of the gang.


A couple that took an eternity to get together

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This series has a love triangle, but two of the characters FINALLY end up together officially by the end of the final book. I’m not saying which…but it’s kinda obvious when you start reading the books.


A book involving time travel

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I was about to opt out of this one, but then I remembered (from a GIF funny enough) that the third book in Rowling’s Harry Potter series DOES INDEED involve some time travel! The time travel is also rather amusing.


A character with a unique style

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Lola is KNOWN for her unique and epic style; she’s HUGE into making her style known and being proud of it (though she does struggle a tiny bit when she feels judged for her unique sense of fashion). I love characters like Lola, because I’ve always been a person who gets embarrassed with how I look – it takes courage to showcase to the world who you are. Thanks Lola for giving me courage!

Side Note: She does her own dress like what happens in Pretty in Pink…lovin’ the parallel!


Favourite book involving the training/mentoring trope

From what I can recall, I haven’t read many (if any) books that REALLY go in-depth with this trope…which is hilarious since this is one of my favourite movie tropes. If anyone has any recommendations, PLEASE let me know!


A book with a trip that doesn’t go as planned

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Honestly, both books in this series have trips that don’t go as planned. Felicity’s epic quest to be in the medical field just…it goes on a WAY different turn than I ever thought it would. As in, I LITERALLY did not see that coming at the end of the novel.


A book with the central character’s name in the title

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Oh Lara Jean, how I miss reading about your adventures. Honestly, there’s a small part of me that wants Jenny Han to write about Lara Jean’s adventures in college/university.


A female character who comes out of her shell

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Bailey (a.k.a. Mink) is VERY much that introverted character type, the one who avoids being noticed and runs from conflict ASAP. But throughout the story, she learns to open herself more to the select few she’s comfortable with in her life. Though she still prefers to be in the background, Bailey learns to shine when possible and demonstrate to the world how grand she is.


A death that took you by surprise

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A few of the deaths (because yes…Rowling had to TORTURE us with multiple deaths) surprised me in this final book of the Harry Potter series. Obviously, I won’t say any names since that’ll spoil it. Some deaths were expected, but others…are you TRYING to burst my heart into flames, Rowling?!


An ending that left you both happy and sad

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This was SUCH an emotional series for me. I’m still incredibly attached and connected to Pullman’s series; the story just grasped my attention more so than most books — which is saying something. When the ending came, part of me was happy with how Pullman decided to “end” it off (since we all know there’s more to come now…muah ha ha ha). However, I SOBBED at the end of this novel. Not cried…SOBBED! The Kleenex boxes were destroyed in my house lol.


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34 thoughts on “The 80s Movie Tag || Book Tag

    1. Thank you!!!! If I didn’t tag you…you should do this anyways he-he!

      Winnie-the-Pooh books are my life. I love Milne’s creation. The characters and the meanings behind the stories are heart-warming. I find Milne is very careful with his language use, hence why it’s SUCH a quotable series!

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  1. I did grow up in the 80’s and yes, it was awesome, due in part to some of the movies you listed (Ferris, E.T., Top Gun, Back to the Future) and for me, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. And the music was a lot better too. Ah, for the good ol’ days (though the 00’s and ’10’s were/are not bad either).

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      1. Return of the Jedi is mine. People have it so easy these days waiting only a year or so for sequels. We had three long years to wait. And tremendously long lines to wait to get your tickets – like around the building. It was all part of the great fun, being around so many kindred spirits. I miss those days.

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    1. My mom is a HUGE fan of “Indiana Jones”, so I grew up watching that too. And seriously, who hasn’t watched Princess Bride by now?! SUCH a classic 80’s film that’s ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I’m pretty sure that I rewatch that film every year…because, why not? 🙂

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  2. I’m so glad you decided to try out my tag and such fabulous answers! Oh gosh, those Harry Potter deaths get me every time *cries*. I love Jesper, he definitely enjoys a good bit of rule breaking, haha. Alex, Approximately is actually on my TBR. I’ve heard it’s really cute so I’m looking forward to it. 😁 And aw, Lara Jean. I would always read more books about her college years.

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    1. Thank you for creating it! I love 80’s movies, so this was EXTRA fun. Ugh…Rowling…she slays me with all those deaths…

      Jesper is so adorable! I have a BIG soft spot for him.

      It was! I just finished a review on it actually this month. Overall, I did enjoy it for what it’s intended purpose is. There are a FEW things I was upset with, but it was a great experience overall!

      Lara Jean is my GURL! I love her so much! I felt at a loss when the books were done…it was like saying goodbye to a good friend.

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      1. I had a lot of fun doing it. 😊 80s movies are awesome. Wish I could have come up with a good Empire Strikes Back prompt though cause I love that movie.
        Okay! I’ll try to go in with not too high expectations and that way, hopefully, I’ll just enjoy it for what it is.
        I felt the same way about LJ. I loved spending time with her family and Chris and Peter and it was sad to see them all go.

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      2. Such a great film! I might need to re-watch it soon…

        Basically, it’s a really good YA romance novel. But it’s nothing LEGENDARY in my personal opinion. But I don’t think it’s supposed to be, if that makes any sense lol!

        I want to find another series with a character like LJ. I think because so many of us in this community can relate to her, it makes the read so much more fun and exciting!

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  3. Ahh! Sorry for getting to this so late, Jenna! I’ve been super behind in my blog hopping, and don’t get notifications anymore for my old blog posts! Lol. 😂

    But YES to all your answers! Winnie the Pooh is such a lovely book, and I adore so many quotes from it! Jesper is the most precious little scoundrel ever, and I totally agree with Mink! 🤗

    Ooh yes! Lets keep count of the tags! 😂

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    1. That’s okay! I noticed you have a new theme! Is it a wordpress one or external??

      If I ever decide to have children, I will be reading them Winnie-the-Pooh … if not, I will read them to my future dog ha-ha!

      Jesper!! I just love him! I love all the characters, but I have a big soft spot for him.

      And okay…I’m totally doing this BTW. It’s going in my bullet journal and I’m seeing how much we tag one another 😉

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