This is a book tag I saw on both Fanda's Classiclit blog and Cath's Read-warbler blog, and I thought it looked like fun. Have you done this tag? If not, would you be In or Out on these:
Reading the Last Page First: OUT
(Though I do admit when I'm not enjoying a book,
I sometimes flip to the end to see if it's worth finishing.)
Enemies to Lovers: IN
(This is always a fun romance trope.)
Dream Sequences: OUT
(I just don't enjoy them.)
Love Triangles: OUT!
(I find them frustrating and not at all fun; they make me want to shake the girl and say: Make Up Your Mind Already!)
Cracked Spines: IN-ish?
(I'm NOT advocating cracking the spine of a book...in fact, I try very hard not to do that with my paperbacks...but if it happens, it's not going to keep me from enjoying the book.)
Back to My Small Town: IN
(Small town settings are some of my favorites, especially in a romance.)
No Paragraph Breaks: OUT!
(That's just annoying.)
Multi-generational Sagas: OUT
(They're long and I usually don't enjoy them. Of course, there's always exceptions.)
Monsters are Regular People: IN
(I love fun supernatural and paranormal elements in books.)
(Though I haven't had much time lately to reread any of my books; library books keep getting in the way.)
Artificial Intelligence: IN
(I love a good science fiction novel.)
Drop Caps: IN
(They're fine, but I really don't care either way.)
Happy Endings: IN!
Plot Points that Only Converge at the End: IN
(Isn't that the point of reading?)
Detailed Fantasy Systems: IN
(I grew up reading a lot of fantasy, and while I don't read it as much these days, I still love it.)
Classic Fantasy Races: IN
(I also played a little D&D growing up, and always wanted to be an Elf.)
Unreliable Narrators: OUT
(I feel like this trend has been way overdone lately, and I'm a little tired of it.)
Evil Protagonists: OUT
(Isn't 'evil protagonist' an oxymoron? I want to like the main character, not hate them.)
The Chosen One: IN
(Like Buffy? I'm in as long as the chosen one isn't whiny about it.)
When the Protagonist Dies: OUT!!
(Even if it's for a "good reason" literary-wise, I don't like it...and usually end up hating the book when it happens.)
Really Long Chapters: OUT-ish
(I don't love them, but if the book is well-written, I tend not to notice.)
French Flaps: IN?
(I'm not even sure what these are.)
Deckled Edges: ??
(Again, I don't really care.)
Signed Copies by the Author: IN
(Especially if you get to meet the author and have them sign the book for you;
though I'm certainly not paying more for a book just because it's signed.)
Dog-earing Pages: OUT
(Can I just say bookmarks!)
Chapter Titles Instead of Numbers: IN
(Especially when they're humorous!)