Google Reader Preview
I finally decided to take matters into my own hands and create my personalized blogging experience - online, accessible from everywhere platform (Google Readerer), showing articles as one-liner summaries ("List View") plus an ala-Thunderbird "show article webpage instead of just an RSS text-only summary" upon clicking an item. The last was trickier, and required cruder methods - welcome the "Google Reader Preview" userscript...
Google Reader Preview - A Firefox Greasemonkey userscript that replaces Google Reader’s article summary with a frame containing the actual blog item.
Currently works only in “List View” and not in the default “Expanded View” (select in upper right corner). Click any item in the list view to see the original blog within Google Reader.