So this is a book tag I saw a few days ago on Fanda's blog, HERE. It looked like fun so I thought I'd give it a go... you have to answer 'IN' or 'OUT' obviously.
Reading the Last Page First: OUT
I used to do this quite a lot but realised it was not the best idea when I took up reading murder mysteries some years ago.
Enemies to Lovers: IN
Not that I read a lot of romance books these days but when I do I don't mind any of the tropes to be honest.
Dream Sequences: OUT
Definitely. Confusing and there's nothing more boring than other people's dreams.
Love Triangles: IN
It all adds to the spice of a romantic novel.
Cracked Spines: IN
I assume this means do I mind? No, I don't, I read quite a few second-hand books so I'm used to books being in all kinds of conditions. And as to cracking the spines myself, I try not to but have arthritis in my hands and so holding large books open can be tricky... which is why I love my ereaders so much.
Back to my small town: IN
Yeah, that's fine, it crops up quite a lot in all sorts of fiction and I don't mind it.
No Paragraph Breaks: OUT
Multi-generational Sagas: IN 'ish'
I don't read many at all but when I do I quite enjoy them, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides springs to mind, but I don't tend to read those 87 book series following one family from when they built their first mud hut to the present day, no.
Monsters Are Regular People: IN
Love this kind of weirdness!
But I'm not a huge re-reader. That said, I do more these days than I used to.
Artificial Intelligence: IN 'ish'
I love sci-fi but AI books are not my favourite sci-fi sub-genre. That said, Martha Wells' Murderbot series and Becky Chambers' books and you know, 'Data', so...
Drop Caps: IN
I had to look this up :-). It's when they use a huge capital letter to start a new chapter and yes, I'm fine with that.
Happy Endings: IN
Prefer them but can deal with the reverse as long as there's hope or more books to come.
Plot Points That Only Converge at the End: IN
Er... I think that's called 'a book'.
Detailed Magic Systems: IN
It's all fine by me although not always well done of course.
Classic Fantasy Races: IN
Although it's always nice when the author can be a bit different.
Unreliable Narrators: OUT
Not at all my favourite thing...
Evil Protagonists: OUT 'ish'
But I can cope occasionally.
The Chosen One: IN
'In' because I love Harry Potter and Tolkein but in some books it can become a bit tedious.
When the Protagonist Dies: OUT
No, no, no, no, nooooo... Listen, I'm someone who wailed inconsolably when 'Dobby' died!
Really Long Chapters: IN
Not fussed, although short chapters always make you feel like you're getting somewhere faster even if you're not.
French Flaps: IN
Again, not fussed.
Deckled Edges: OUT
Can't see the point.
Signed Copies by the Author: OUT
I suppose they're nice to have but it's not something I lust after.
Dog-Earing Pages: OUT
It never used to bother me eons ago but these days it really does. Plus my massive collection of bookmarks has to be 'used'!
Chapter Titles Instead of Numbers: IN
But sometimes they can give away the plot when they do that 'Where so and so does this and where so and so does that' old fashioned sort of thing.Well that was great fun so I hope others will have a go because these are very important issues to us book nerds!