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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Sarah_CAT16 "für jede lösung ein problem"

german book by kerstin gier 7 years ago

Sarah_CAT15. kerstin gier: die mütter mafia

german book. very funny, too. same protagonist as in “die patin”. i love it. :-) 7 years ago

Sarah_CAT14. kerstin gier: die patin

german book again. very funny. :-) 7 years ago

gbearFive and Six

The Kite Runner by Kahled Hosseini.

Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh. 7 years ago


Anna Karenina…

Wow – that was long! I don’t think 15 is going to happen…but I’ll be able to read a bunch during my upcoming 2 week vacation! 7 years ago

Sarah_CAT13. Adam Douglas

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Very cool and very good!

rate: 4 out of 5 :-) 7 years ago

wooleyduck# 15

Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman
by Nuala O’Faolain 7 years ago

wooleyduck# 14

Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher 7 years ago


Esquire Presents: What It Feels Like edited by A.J. Jacobs 7 years ago

Sarah_CAT12. Hunting and Gathering

Great book! one of my favourites. :) READ IT!

rate 5 out of 5!! 7 years ago

wooleyduck#11 and #12

The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life by Steve Leveen

Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley 7 years ago


11. “Glennkill” 7 years ago


10. “Die Geliebte des Papstes” 7 years ago


9. “Jane Austen Book Club” 7 years ago

Sarah_CAT#8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Great! I love Harry Potter, althoug I am very sad that it’s over now. I grew up with the harry potter books..

rate 5 out of 5 7 years ago

Sarah_CAT#7 "Mieses Karma"

It’s a german book and not available in english at the moment. But I love it.

Rate 5 out of 5 7 years ago

wooleyduckalmost there already

I’ve just finished #10 and completed my mini-goal of “Read 10 Books in 2007” so now it is time to tackle this one! Only 5 to go to complete it. 7 years ago

le_racaunteur"Fight Club", Chuck Palahniak

And, I’m done… 7 years ago

le_racaunteurNumber 14

“Corpsing:, Toby Litt.

One to go…. 7 years ago

Sarah_CATBook#6 A Long Way Down (Nick Hornby)

I’ve just finished this book and I liked it. The story is a bit confusing at the beginning because there are four protagonists and they have four different stories. But they have one thing in common: they want to commit sucuide. Ok… this does not sound funny… but the book is funny and exciting. :)

Rating: 4 out of 5 7 years ago

le_racaunteur"The Tesseract", Alex Garland

A great read.

2 to go…. 7 years ago

Sarah_CATBook#5 Die schönsten Balkone und Terrassen für intelligente Faule

I am sorry. It’s a german book again… but it’s not available in english.. :(
The book is about gardening and how you can prettify your garden/balcony/terrace. I love it. :)

Rating 4 out of 5 7 years ago

Sarah_CATBook#4 The Pillars Of The Earth (Ken Follett)

One of my favourite books although it has about 1151 pages. The action takes place at medieval times and so it’s something differnt (at least for me). The book is sometimes a bit too cruel but it’s sooo exciting. I love it. :)

Rating: 5 out of 5 7 years ago

Sarah_CATBook#3 Emmas Glueck (Claudia Schreiber)

A german book which I did not like because it’s a strange book. Emma lives alone with her pigs on a farm and is unhappy. But one day a man comes accidentially to her farm and they fall in love and so on. It’s always the same. That’s why the book was boring!

Rating: 2 out of 5 7 years ago

Sarah_CATBook#2 The Pursuit of Happyness (Chris Gardner)

A great book!
It’s an autobiography by Chris Gardner and it shows how he managed it to become successful. The book is about the American Dream.

Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 7 years ago

Sarah_CATBook#1 Homo Faber (by Max Frisch)

I had to read it at school but I like the book. It’s basically about a man called Walter Faber who does not like other people and believes in sciences and math, but then he meets his daughter and it seems as if he changes completly.

Rating: 3 out of 5 7 years ago

le_racaunteur3 to go..

Just read “The First Casualty”, Ben Elton. 7 years ago

le_racaunteurYou Only Live Twice

Best Bond novel I’ve read yet.

4 to go.. 7 years ago

le_racaunteur"Chart Throb", Ben Elton

5 to go. 7 years ago

le_racaunteurNumber 9

“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, Ian Fleming

Six to go… 7 years ago

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