The 0.9.3.* ver of SharpReader rocks, but when you update you might want to turn the “AlertNewItems” property default value to FALSE.  Or you can just watch herds of wild alerts stampede across your desktop :)  In my case I haven't gone through the weekend posts yet so there were around 300 of them.

I never noticed the alerts property - Is this is a new feature? Or did I just lose my default value when updating?

update: aharden has better eyes than I do, he found it mentioned in the change log. So it is definitely a new feature.