Hello y’all, and happy Monday! I hope that all of you are having a good start to the week. ☺
Today, I’ll be participating in the In Or Out Book Tag, which I saw over on Anna’s blog. It looked like so much fun, and she left an open nomination, so I thought I’d do this tag on my blog today!
This book tag is very simple: I will basically just respond to each reading-related thing with ‘in’ or ‘out’, depending on if I like it or not. As I said, very simple! Let’s just get right into it!
Reading the last page first.
Out, definitely. There are so many potential spoilers to be read. I used to read the last sentence first, but I won’t even do that now, because I absolutely hate spoiling myself!
Enemies to lovers.
In, but only if it is done well. I don’t love this trope, and I prefer rivals to lovers, but enemies to lovers can work if it is written well.
In, I guess.
In. I like reading love triangles, as long as they’re done well, like I said about the enemies to lovers trope.
Out. I hate it when my book spines are cracked! I mean, I’ll still read books with cracked spines, but I won’t purposely crack the spines on my books.
Back to my small town.
I haven’t read any books with this aspect in them, but I would love to. In!
Monsters are regular people.
I’m not sure what this really means. I guess I am out with this one.
No paragraph breaks.
Out. I hate it when there are long sequences of text without paragraph breaks, and I often get lost when this happens. I feel like I also read more when there are breaks between some of the paragraphs.
I haven’t read any books like this, but that sounds like it’d be interesting to read, so I’m in!
In! I love to re-read my favorite books, just as long as it’s been a good length of time since the first read.
Usually out; I just don’t find myself very interested in those types of stories.
I’m in for this one. They look especially cool in fantasy!
I’m in and out on this one. I like when a story ends happily, but there does need to be some sadness and drama beforehand. I feel like I’m more of a fan of bittersweet endings.
Plot points that only converge at the end.
In. I love when everything converges at the end, or when everything lines up and makes sense.
Detailed magic systems.
Overall, I’d say I’m in. I don’t like it when they’re too detailed and complex to keep track of, but I don’t like when they’re just meh, either. As long as I can understand it, then I am in!
Classic fantasy races.
In, I guess.
Uhhh…probably out. Unreliable narrators usually annoy me.
Out. I don’t think I’d like to read a book with an evil protagonist.
The chosen one.
In, but only if it’s well written, and the character isn’t annoying (which I find many of the chosen one characters tend to be.)
When the protagonist dies.
Out. I just hate this!
Really long chapters.
Out. I prefer shorter chapters and find them easier to read. I also finish the book much quicker when the chapters are shorter.
Out, because these annoy me quite a bit.
Out. I don’t very much like deckled edges.
Signed copies by author.
In! I don’t think I have any, but it would be so cool to own a signed book.
I guess I’d say out, although I’m not one of those readers that is totally against dog-earing pages. I just don’t personally do it anymore.
Chapter titles instead of numbers.
In and out. I like being able to check and see what chapter I’m on and how many more chapters I have, but chapter titles are interesting as well!
That’s all for my post today. Thank you so much for reading! I won’t be tagging anyone, but if you want to, definitely take this tag and do it on your blog! I’d love to see y’all’s opinions and answers to these reading-related topics.
How would you have answered these? Do you disagree with any of my opinions? I’d love to chat in the comments!
I will see you all next week with a monthly wrap-up (I can’t believe that March is almost over!) I hope that everyone’s week goes well, and bye for now!