In Or Out Tag
I read Olivia’s answers here, and I thought this would be fun to do.Reading the Last Page FirstOut. If I’m not feeling the book I will skim, but I will still skim in order.Enemies to LoversIn. If it’s not deadly enemies or petty enemies, but the true each a strong person with strong reasons and wit Benedict-Beatrice type.Dream SequencesOut. No. I hate dreams. I find them disturbing. Also it’s a deception/lazy writing issue in fiction.Love TrianglesOut. Overall. I think it technically CAN be done well (rarely, not sure I’ve seen the type when BOTH options are good, but I’ve seen it humorously done well like the Noel, Gay, and Roger triangle in Tangled Web).Cracked SpinesOut. Cracked spines in my experience mean pages falling out.Back to My Small TownIn. If done well. I can’t think of anything but Hallmark and the jokes right now which aren’t well-done but enjoyable.No Paragraph BreaksOut. Any visually or reading comprehension difficulty is out. I struggle enough to focus, I’m not reading anything that makes me feel crazy.Multi-generational SagasIn. If it’s done well. Something like the Anne books. The various Little House series.Monsters Are Regular PeopleOut. Absolutely not. I don’t like grey areas with evil and confusing morality. I don’t want things simplified, but I don’t want anything posing as amorality either.Re-ReadingIn. Absolutely, I need my comfort reads.Artificial IntelligenceOut. Not a huge sci-fi person, and I find AI extremely creepy.Drop CapsIn. Quintessential for fairytales.Happy EndingsIn. Pretty much a must.Plot Points That Only Converge at the EndIn. If done well. It has to be believable, not lazy-minded bad writing that is to neatly wrapped up or to fantastic to suspend disbelief.Detailed Magic SystemsIn. Love the details in Harry Potter.Classic Fantasy RacesIn. I prefer the Faerie races to Greco-Roman myth (which I’m rather sick of).Unreliable NarratorsOut. Occasionally I can handle it for a change, but I don’t love deception, especially as a major plot point. And confusing moral issues.Evil ProtagonistsOut. I don’t like confusing moral issues.The Chosen OneOut overall. I think it can sort of be done well, maybe. But as much as I love Harry and Harry Potter, it got REALLLYY annoying and extremely contrived.When the Protagonist DiesOut. Happy endings remember.Really Long ChaptersOut. It can work but my attentions span isn’t super.French FlapsOut. I don’t think I’ve come across this much, but I don’t like the sound of it, I don’t like to many paper layers and complication.Deckled EdgesOut. HATE this look/texture.Signed Copies by the AuthorIn. If it’s a favorite author. It’s not a huge deal though.Dog-Earing PagesIn for library books (yes, a crime, I need to work on this), Out if it’s my own book.Chapter Titles Instead of NumbersIn. I prefer both though.