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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Do the A-Z author challenge (read all 25 entries…)
X and Y:

A: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
B: The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
C: The Stranger by Albert Camus
D: Sinner by Sara Douglass
E: Silence by Shusaku Endo
F: Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
G: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
H: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
I: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
J: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
K: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
L: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
M: Wicked by Gregory Maguire
N: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
O: Starbook by Ben Okri
P: The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Q: Mistress of Rome by Julia Quinn
R: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
S: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
T: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
U: Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
V: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
W: The Once and Future King by T.H. White

X: Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian
Y: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

Soul Mountain was an interesting read. I read a review that described it as “a textual landscape”—and that’s exactly what I thought it was. Too bad I don’t appreciate landscapes as much as I should =P. It took me a while to get through, and I doubt I’d ever be able to read it again.
Kitchen was really pretty- a story about dealing with loss. Loved it.

Onto the last book!! Z!! WOoo!!!



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