As you probably already knew, Google Reader will be shutting down. It's not an April Fool joke.
There are many good, much better alternatives RSS reader.
My favorite is feedly.
While netizens start to suggest alternatives, I stumbled upon newsblur, and found their pricing funny.
For $24/year, you help to feed poor Shiloh (the dog). Nice try.
But I will use feedly for now, until my girlfriend finds out about my decision and ask me not to starve the cutie..