What are you using instead?
I've tried several, but find idiosyncrasies in each one that I don't like.
Right now, I find Feedly and The Old Reader the least irritating. TOR is a real shoestring operation and their servers are swamped. Consider sending them a donation so that they can add servers. It looks the most promising (for the way I like to use RSS readers, YMMV).
I also signed up for Bloglovin and claimed my blog, but I am not sure I recommend that service.
Follow my blog with Bloglovin
After spending an evening trying all 3 services, none of them do what GR did. Why, oh why, can't they just allow us to pay to use Google Reader instead of canceling it?