Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Faustus movin' right along...

Read all the books in my "must read" pile (read all 13 entries…)
Update #12

It’s been ages since the last time I did this…

Read (out of the pile):
27- Camus’ The Fall
28- Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
29- Strauss’ The Joy of Funerals

To be read (into the pile):
40- The Known World
41- Kite Runner
42- Peace Is Every Step


annamaria08 is exploring possibilities

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none of your “read” pile books but all of your to be read books!

Peace is Every Step – much like all of his books, is beautiful in its simplicity. I very much enjoy reading Hanh for his remarkable ability to put things in perspective.

The Kite Runner is one of my all time faves, too..

Faustus movin' right along...


I actually liked all three of them. If you decide to try them:

The Fall is Camus’ look into human nature. It may not appeal to everybody, but I did enjoy it.

The Picture of Dorian Gray has a nice story to it, and Wilde’s style is pleasantly mind-boggling :)

The Joy of Funerals was a little bit different from what I usually read (it was one of the “assignments” of bluepark’s book club, actually). It has inter-related stories on how different people handle the death of those around them.

Faustus has gotten 4 cheers on this entry.


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