The Compulsive Reader: About Me

About Me

The blogger atop a mountain
somewhere in Europe.
My name is Tirzah Price, and I'm from a small town in Michigan. I hold a BA in English, and an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts, which was a lot like finally being able to go to Hogwarts, even if you are in your twenties, only without all of the owls. But there is still plenty of magic.

I've been blogging here since 2007, and have been reviewing books since 2005-ish. Like most every other book blogger out there, I've loved books of all kinds since I was a tiny human. YA fiction is my passion and everything I've done in my life has been an attempt to justify reading as many YA books as possible (see the MFA in writing). To that end, I also work as a book enabler at my local independent bookstore. It may not make me rich, but it keeps me around books and their readers, which makes me incredibly happy.

Also, a sci-fi nerd.
The types of books that I fall in love with are varied, but I like in-depth and complicated fairy tale retellings, fantasy epics with strong heroines, speculative fiction with highly inventive and innovative twists, science fiction novels that are detailed and thought-provoking, contemporary stories with strong voices and quirky real-life elements, and historical fiction that takes me to a place in time I've never visited before. The funnier the books, the better. I love moments of unexpected, clever humor.

Do you have a question, or a suggestion for a blog feature? I also love to just talk about books, so feel free to shoot me an email at thecompulsivereader@gmail.com.

Also, find me here:

Twitter (I'm here a LOT. Like, more than is probably healthy. Follow at your own risk.)
Instagram (Most of my IG posts are of knitting. Because I also do that, a lot.)
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