Ultimate YA

Ultimate YA is an organization that promotes young adult literature (YA lit) and reading. We feature one YA lit author per month. Each feature includes a short bio of the author, as well as fun facts and an interview. 


In addition to our features, we post quotes and memes of the week that relate to books, writing, and/or reading. We also post anything else that we find interesting regarding reading and writing.


Are you interested in being a guest blogger? If so email ChinLin at chinlinpan@ultimateya.com.


If you are an author and would like to be featured, send an email to lizmiller@ultimateya.com. If approved, then pay here for the feature.
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Check out how these book covers have changed over the years from their first editions to the current versions! 

Knowing you have something good to read before bed is among the most pleasurable of sensations.
Vladimir Nabokov (via victoriousvocabulary)

Do you love the library? Check out this article on how to create a library in your own home! Subscribe for more! 

thedailyharoldblog:

1. When your favorite author writes a new book.

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2. When the next book in a series comes out.

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3. When you check and see that you still have more than half of a good book to go.

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4. When one of your favorite books gets a new “movie cover”.

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5. When you discover a…

Social media is everywhere in this day and age but it’s up for debate whether that is a good or a bad thing.  Do you think social media has a positive impact or is it more of a distraction? Check out this article and choose a side! 

What does Adrian Tilley enjoy most about writing? 

Which was his favorite story in CHEUNG CHAU PARADISE? 

Subscribe to the Ultimate YA magazine to find out! Visit our site to learn more: http://www.ultimateya.com/

atlasobscura:

ERNEST HEMINGWAY HOME & MUSEUM
-KEY WEST, FLORIDA
This ornate, Spanish-style house is filled with Hemingway memorabilia from the more than 20 years in which he occupied the house. Hemingway’s typewriter is still there, as are numerous mounted heads and skins from his famed hunting trips in Africa.
In honor of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer’s birthday; we present his home and the present home to many six-toed cats
Atlas obscura

atlasobscura:

ERNEST HEMINGWAY HOME & MUSEUM

-KEY WEST, FLORIDA

This ornate, Spanish-style house is filled with Hemingway memorabilia from the more than 20 years in which he occupied the house. Hemingway’s typewriter is still there, as are numerous mounted heads and skins from his famed hunting trips in Africa.

In honor of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer’s birthday; we present his home and the present home to many six-toed cats

Atlas obscura

Which fictional free world do you belong in? Take this month’s quiz to find out! 

The library in summer is the most wonderful thing because there you get books on any subject and read them each for only as long as they hold your interest, abandoning any that don’t, halfway or a quarter of the way through if you like, and store up all that knowledge in the happy corners of your mind for your own self and not to show off how much you know or spit it back at your teacher on a test paper.
Polly Horvath, My One Hundred Adventures (via observando)

Be sure to read The Giver before the movie comes out this fall! Check out our review here! 

wordsnquotes:

1. Books > people is your general outlook on life. People are cool but reading is your preferred social activity.

2. You know what a book hangover is and you have them frequently.

3. You plan whole afternoons around browsing bookstores.

4. If you go too long without buying or reading a book you feel a huge sense of withdrawal and are thinking of the next time you can get away to a bookstore or library.

5. You have trouble functioning at work or school sometimes because you stayed up late reading.

6. You’re constantly sharing your favorite book quotes on social media and have either a Pinterest board or Tumblr dedicated to these quotes.

7. You’re always looking forward to the weekend but mostly because you can’t wait to get 2 whole days for unadulterated alone time with a new book.

8. You carry a book with you at all times because you never know when you’ll have a spare minute to do some extra reading.

9. Your friends and family have stopped asking you what you want for Christmas or birthdays because they know you’ll always say books.

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I really like how all bookstores or libraries are quiet. No one talks above a whisper. It’s like everyone is respecting and listening to the voices from the books. It’s truly magical.
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.
Stephen King (via feellng)