The In or Out Book Tag

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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!

  1. 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?
  2. Enemies to Lovers. Out. I know this is a popular romance trope but it has never been my favorite.
  3. Dream Sequences. In. I love dream sequences!
  4. Love Triangles. In. I love the extra tension a love triangle can give a story.
  5. Cracked Spines. Out. I try to not crack the spines of my books because then they don’t look as pretty on the shelf!
  6. Back to My Small Town. Out. It’s not my favorite storyline to read about.
  7. Monsters Are Regular People. Out. I don’t think I’ve read anything that falls under this description.
  8. 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.
  9. Multi-Generational Sagas. In. Although I don’t read many family sagas, the ones that I have read I’ve really enjoyed.
  10. Re-Reading. In. I love to re-read books!
  11. 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.
  12. Drop Caps. In. I think they look interesting and unique.
  13. Happy Endings. In. For a sense of closure, unless it’s a continuing series, I tend to prefer some sort of happy ending.
  14. Plot Points that Only Converge at the End. In. I love not knowing how storylines will collide until the very end.
  15. 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.
  16. Classic Fantasy Races. In. I don’t have much of an opinion on this one.
  17. Unreliable Narrators. In. I will always love an unreliable narrator!
  18. 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.
  19. The Chosen One. In. I don’t think I will get tired of this trope, at least not any time soon.
  20. 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.
  21. Really Long Chapters. Out. I like chapters to be under 15 pages!
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Dog-Earing Pages. Out. I am not fully against this and have done it myself in the past, but I don’t anymore.
  26. 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.

Do we share any similar opinions?

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