Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a great week.
Thanksgiving preparations are underway at my house. I couldn’t be more excited because Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. I always look forward to watching the parade, having a lazy day, and of course, all of the delicious food!
Today I thought it would be fun to participate in the In or Out Tag. This tag is all about likes and dislikes regarding books, tropes, reading habits, and more. I saw this on Susana’s blog first, and thought it looked fun.
Here we go!
- Reading the Last Page First. Out. I don’t think I’ve ever done this before. Why would you want to potentially ruin an ending like that?
- Enemies to Lovers. Out. I know this is a popular romance trope but it has never been my favorite.
- Dream Sequences. In. I love dream sequences!
- Love Triangles. In. I love the extra tension a love triangle can give a story.
- Cracked Spines. Out. I try to not crack the spines of my books because then they don’t look as pretty on the shelf!
- Back to My Small Town. Out. It’s not my favorite storyline to read about.
- Monsters Are Regular People. Out. I don’t think I’ve read anything that falls under this description.
- No Paragraph Breaks. Out. I tend to prefer as many paragraph breaks as possible so I don’t get lost in a giant block of text.
- Multi-Generational Sagas. In. Although I don’t read many family sagas, the ones that I have read I’ve really enjoyed.
- Re-Reading. In. I love to re-read books!
- Artificial Intelligence. In. I may have previously been out on this, but since reading the Murderbot series by Martha Wells, I am all for AI characters.
- Drop Caps. In. I think they look interesting and unique.
- Happy Endings. In. For a sense of closure, unless it’s a continuing series, I tend to prefer some sort of happy ending.
- Plot Points that Only Converge at the End. In. I love not knowing how storylines will collide until the very end.
- Detailed Magic Systems. In. While I haven’t read many books with detailed magic systems, I think I would prefer it over those with loosely defined systems.
- Classic Fantasy Races. In. I don’t have much of an opinion on this one.
- Unreliable Narrators. In. I will always love an unreliable narrator!
- Evil Protagonists. Out. I actually had to consider this one because I originally wanted to say in, but I tend to prefer morally good protagonists that I can root for.
- The Chosen One. In. I don’t think I will get tired of this trope, at least not any time soon.
- When the Protagonist Dies. Out. I’m not sure that I’ve read a book where this has happened but I don’t think I would quite like it either? It would have to really fit the story.
- Really Long Chapters. Out. I like chapters to be under 15 pages!
- French Flaps. In. Whenever I have a book that has French flaps, I use the flap as a bookmark. I hope that isn’t too scandalous!
- Deckled Edges. In. For some reason I think this adds to the experience of the book but I don’t quite know why I feel that way. Either way, I’m a fan.
- Signed Copes By the Author. In. I used to not have much of an opinion on this but now that I have a handful of authors I really love, I would definitely find a signed copy of their book to be personally valuable.
- Dog-Earing Pages. Out. I am not fully against this and have done it myself in the past, but I don’t anymore.
- Chapter Titles Instead of Numbers. In. I think this adds so much to a story, though I feel like I see it less frequently than I used to.