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Mirkat Always Reading

I'm always reading something, usually multiple books at a time.

Review-Language Quirks

Tried this as a "General Chat" thread in the "Goodreads" Feedback Group, but no one cared.  Literally no one.  Hope I can find some readers who care here:


I have many quirks when it comes to language usage in general, and I have certain ones pertaining to book reviews, too. I am guessing many here have their quirks (and peeves), too.

One for me is that I become irritated when I see the phrase "put the book down" to mean "quit the book." Don't we all put books down in the course of reading them? To use the bathroom, make a meal, go to our jobs? Are these reviewers people who read every book in one sitting without ever taking a break?

Why not just write, "I quit/abandoned the book?" "I took a DNF (did not finish)?"

I'm not even sure why I find this as irritating as I do.... 




So, what are your quirks/peeves in book reviews?