I Spent most of today reading through my critique group partners MS. It's really good. There are a lot of amazing fantasy elements here that I'm really liking. Plus it's very fresh. Not the same old re-hash that everyone seems to be doing. I hope my comments and suggestions will add to this work, because I think it has great potential.
Now I'm sucked into cyberland and I have to get out! I need to go to the gym, right now. I can't believe how late it is already.
I'm reading a great MG book called "Operation Redwood". It's about a sixth grade boy who's trying to save a stand of old growth redwoods. It's so well written, and a great story. The author is S. Terrell French. Anyone with a middle-grade reader should definately check it out.