I've mentioned my passion for Google Reader before. It's a way to keep track of interesting and informative blogs without having to endlessly bookmark and click. I love it.
I subscribe to 157 blogs via Google Reader. I don't read 157 blogs every day. For starters, a lot of the blogs update weekly at best. With Google Reader I can see who's updated, and click on the ones I want to read first.
Sunday night is a good time to catch up on all the Cyberia Slinking I don't have time to do when I'm actually working.
Tonight my eye fell on this post at Moments in Crime. I'm one of those agents who suggests critique groups and lauds their value. It's really a default "this is a good idea" suggestion. I've never been in one so my experience is second hand at best. Some of my clients are in groups, some aren't.
If you think you need or would benefit from a crit group here's a contrary opinion and interesting suggestion from Blaize Clement.