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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Africa is doing 25 things including…

Read 30 books in one year, from 7/1 2009 - 7/1 2010

3 cheers

 

Africa has written 26 entries about this goal

My reinvented and remastered book list:

NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
2. Along for the Ride
3. I, Robot (school)
4. Of Mice and Men (school)
5. Twilight series
6. East (Edith Pattou)
7. My Sister’s Keeper
8. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Ally Carter)
9. The Notebook
10. Message in a Bottle
11. Something Borrowed (Emily Giffin)
12. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
13. A Great and Terrible Beauty (Libba Bray)
14. Search for Schrodinger’s Cat

Ah, books…



Even though I didn't

complete my goal from June 2008 to June 2009, I’m ready to take on the challenge this year from July 1, 2009 to July 1, 2010. I’m even going to add five more books to the list, since I’m confident that I can do it. I finally learned how to choose and which books I love to read the most. For some reason, I always glued myself to those itchy boring science books… As fascinating as they were, they’re not my type. Philosophy is totally it. I can’t wait to reinvent my book list and to go for it.

Thus,


PREVIOUSLY: Read 25 books in one year, ending June 2009 4 cheers
NOW: Read 30 books in one year, from 7/1 2009 – 7/1 2010



22

THE SCALPEL AND THE SOUL

by Allan Hamilton


06/26/09



21

THE POWER OF SMALL: WHY LITTLE THINGS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval


06/22/09



20

LOOSE GIRL: A MEMOIR OF PROMISCUITY

by Kerry Cohen


06/22/09



19

TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY

by Jay Asher

06/15/09



The books

THE BOOK I HOPE I READ BY MY DEADLINE (4-1/2 weeks)
1. Along the Ride (Sarah Dessen) 1/2 WEEK
2. Harry Potter 7 Deathly Hallows (J. K. Rowling) 1 WEEK
3. Universe in a Nutshell (Stephen Hawking) 1 WEEK
4. 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows (Ann Brashares) 1/2 WEEK
5. Thirteen Reasons Why (Jay Asher) 1/2 WEEK
6. In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality (John Gribbin) 1 WEEK
7. One book away? Hm… I have to think about this one.



18

NAOMI AND ELY’S NO KISS LIST

by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan


04/15/09



17

NICK AND NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST

by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan


04/14/09



16

THIS LULLABY

by Sarah Dessen


04/10/09



Africa has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

 

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