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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.

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corry0004 books short

I was really close and I think I’m going to go for this goal again this year. 7 years ago


tiggsybabesMore books

I forgot to write down what I was reading for the past couple of months, so here’s an estimation:
(not in order)

58. Hollywood Divorces by Jackie Collins
59. Lovers & Players by Jackie Collins
60. Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer
61. Gigi and the Cat by Collette
62. The Ex Files by Jane Moore
63. Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern
64. Sophie’s Bakery for the Broken Hearted by Lolly Winston
65. The Family Way by Tony Parsons
66. Further Under the Duvet by Marian Keyes
67. Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer
68. Fashionistas by Lynn Messiner
69. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
70. The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan
71. Mummy’s Legs by Kate Bingham
72. From Here to Maternity by Mel Geidroyc
73. The Yummy Mummy’s Survival Guide by Liz Fraser (library book)
74. M is for Malice by Sue Grafton
75. It Could be You by Josie Lloyd

I’ve read lots of library books, including ones on parenting & will try & remember whch ones shortly. 7 years ago


corry000#71 Shopahilic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella

I really like the series. 7 years ago


corry000#70 Surfacing By Margaret Artwood

Book from the list of 1001 Books You must read before you die. 7 years ago


A Well-Read Dog HeadLots of books

It’s been a long time since my last entry, and I’ve been racking up the reading:

30. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann.
31. Stolen Continents: 500 Years of Conquest and Resistance in the Americas – put this together with book #30 for a really thought-provoking Thanksgiving holiday.
32. The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman
33. The Subtle Knife – Philip Pullman
34. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
35. Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond. Both Diamond books are highly recommended by your terrierheaded advisor.
36. Three Days to Never – Tim Powers. Like time travel? Give this excellent new novel a shot.
37. On Stranger Tides – Tim Powers. Never have voodoo, piracy and romance coexisted so well as in this book.
38. Last Call – Tim Powers. Part of a lengthy Tim Powers bender.
39. The Stand – Stephen King
40. I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight – Margaret Cho
41. Whitney, My Love – Judith McNaught. Trashy historical romance, rather disturbing when examined from a feminist perspective.
42. My Pleasure – Connie Brockway. Ditto.
43. Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood – Adrienne Martini. Fascinating account of postnatal depression and psychosis from a woman with a family history of both. Often quite funny (on purpose, I should add)!
44. Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone – JK Rowling
45. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – JK Rowling
46. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – JK Rowling
47. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – JK Rowling
48. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – JK Rowling
49. Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears – like Rashomon, but in Restoration-era England.
50. Nature’s End – Whitley Streiber and James Kunetka. The future ain’t what it used to be. Probably for the best, since everything was supposed to go to hell in a handbasket by now. :-)
51. Cities – John Reader. An exploration of cities from pre-history to the present day. Wonderful for history junkies like me.
52. Catfight: Rivalries Among Women—from Diets to Dating, from the Boardroom to the Delivery Room by Leora Tanenbaum
53. Fat: The Anthropology of an Obsession – Don Kulick and Anne Meneley. Essays on the subject of fat from many perspectives.
54. In Conquest Born – C. S. Friedman. From the cover, this looks like the world’s cheesiest science fiction book. Give it a shot though – it’s fascinating.
55. The Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes – Johan Reinhard. Would be much better if it weren’t written in the first-person by an expedition member.
56. Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity – Susan Sered and Rushika Fernandopulle. If I had the cash, I would send a copy of this book to every Senator and Representative in the US.
57. Jitterbug Perfume – Tom Robbins.
58. Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser.
59. The Snow Garden – Christopher Rice. Trashy, trashy, trashy. Yet oddly fun.
60. Running With Scissors – Augusten Burroughs
61. Bloodsucking Fiends – Christopher Moore
62. No Foreign Food: The American Diet in Time and Place (Geographies of the Imagination) by Richard Pillsbury
63. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War – Max Brooks. My husband had to coax me into reading this book. I honestly thought it would be goofy and boring at the same time. I couldn’t have been more wrong. This is the best novel I’ve read in years – engrossing, thought-provoking, sometimes funny and often touching. As soon as it comes out in paperback, I’ll be giving it to several friends. I can’t recommend World War Z highly enough.
64. The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead – Max Brooks. This book came out a few years ago and is mentioned in World War Z. Oddly, it’s classified under humor. It would be a better fit under science fiction, I think.
65. Shanna – Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. More trashy historical romance. The mental equivalent of a Hostess cupcake.
66. I’m Okay, You’re a Brat!: Setting the Priorities Straight and Freeing You From the Guilt and Mad Myths of Parenthood – Susan Jeffers. Read before lending it out to a friend who’s a new mom.
67. The Mommy Myth : The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women – Susan Douglas and Meredith Michaels
68. The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory. Fun historical fiction about Mary Boleyn, sister to Ann and previous mistress of Henry VIII.
69. The Constant Princess – Philippa Gregory. Not-so-fun historical fiction about Catherine of Aragon.
70. The Virgin’s Lover – Philippa Gregory. Kind of boring historical fiction about Queen Elizabeth I, among many others.
71. The Talisman – Stephen King
72. Prentice Alvin – Orson Scott Card
73. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
74. Children of the Mind – Orson Scott Card
75. The Heartless Stone: A Journey Throught the World of Diamonds, Deceit and Desire by Tom Zoellner. Diamonds, it turns out, are worse than I thought. 7 years ago


camisA close thing!

Started to doubt whether I would do this as my current book was taking a long time to get through and reading time seemed to be getting less and less!

However, very pleased that I have now completed this and hope to manage 100 books in 2007! 7 years ago


camisDecember

74 Making Your Mind Up, Jill Mansell
75. The Island, Victoria Hislop 7 years ago


corry000#69 Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

Will i be able to complete this goal? I hope so. Only 6 books to go. however, I’m going on vacation to see my family in poland, so I will probably not have too much time to read. I will be catching up with my family and friends instead. 8 years ago


corry000#68 The Reader By Bernhard Schlink

It was a quick and easy read. 8 years ago


corry000#67 THE WASP FACTORY by Iain Banks

Only a month to go and I really hope I will complete this goal. We will see… 8 years ago


camisNovember

69. Eve Green, Susan Fletcher
70. Man and Boy, Tony Parsons
71. I Love Bad Boys, Lori Foster / Janelle Dennison / Donna Kaufmann
72. Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Crusie
73. Big Stone Gap, Adriana Trigiani

Not very many this month, but I still think I’ll meet the goal in December. Then I need to up my reading for next year! 8 years ago


corry000#65 and 66

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Red River by Lalita Tademy 8 years ago


Kat75!

Message in a Bottle – Nicholas Sparks.

Yay! I’ve finished this goal with more than a month to go! Woot. And there are still quite a few books i plan on reading by the end of the year. 8 years ago


corry000#61, 62, 63, 64

THE BOOK OF LAUGHTER AND FORGETTING BY MILAN KUNDERAUNDEAD AND UNWED BY MARY JANICE DAVIDSONCONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC BY SOPHIE KINSELLASHOPAHOLIC TAKES MANHATTAN BY SOPHIE KINSELLA8 years ago


macbitchUntitled

75 and counting: http://www.listsofbests.com/list/15317

and we still have more than a month to go! 8 years ago


Kat73 - 74.

Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
Molvania: A land untouched by mondern dentistry – A JetLag Travel Guide 8 years ago


Kat72.

Dancing in my Nuddy Pants – Louise Rennison 8 years ago


Kat71

White Noise – Don Delillo 8 years ago


Kat70.

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole – Sue Townsend 8 years ago


corry000#52- 60

DRAGON COMPANION DON CALLANDERBONE VALLEY CLAIRE MATTURRODEATH BY DARJEELING LAURA CHILDSFEED M.T. ANDERSONTHE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN SIMON WINCHESTERFULL TIME WOMAN, PART TIME CAREER KAREN STEEDE TERRYGUNPOWDER GREEN LAURA CHILDSTHE LOVELY BONES ALICE SEBOLDTHE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER KIM EDWARDS8 years ago


KatI..

have worked out I have read 69 books this year. Not going to list all of them though. Only 6 more to be read. 8 years ago


sunlightbubOctober

*75) MetroGirl ( Janet Evanovitch)
*76) The Bookman’s Wake ( John Dunning)
77) Retribution ( Julianne Hoffmann)
78) Spirit Willing, Flesh Weak ( Julie Cohen)
*79) Carpe Demon ( Julie Kenner)
*80) Tall, Dark & Dead ( Tate Hallaway)
*81) Scaredy Cat ( Mark Billingham)
*82) How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Kerrelyn Sparks) 3-11-06
*83) A Pale View of the Hills ( Kazuo Isugaro) 8 years ago


camisOctober

61. Slightly Single, Wendy Markham
62. Artistic Licence, Katie Fforde
63. The One You Really Want, Jill Mansell
64. The Black Tower, P D James
65. Green Grass, Rafaella Barker
66. Out Of The Blue, Isabel Wolff
67. Restoring Grace, Katie Fforde
68. No Plot, No Problem, Chris Baty

Only 7 to go to reach my target so should get there! 8 years ago


ruxxellyeah no way

no way is this happening. 8 years ago


corry000#51

Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle. I love the series!!! 8 years ago


corry000#47, 48, 49, 50

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA by LAUREN WEISBERGINKSPELL by CORNELIA FUNKELATTE TROUBLE by CLEO COYLEA MAGNIFICENT EXCHANGE by STEPHANIE ALLEN-ADAMS 8 years ago


Sarah CrossleyUntitled

never gonna get there in the next few months been to busy this year and spent to much of my free time online not with a book so gonna try next year for now gonna just stick with the goal of reading every book I own. 8 years ago


sunlightbubSeptember

September
*67) Swallowing Grandma ( Kate Long)
*68) Bloody Bones ( Laurell J Hamilton)
*69) Size 12 is not Fat ( Meg Cabot)
*70) Undead and Unreturnable ( Mary Janice Davidson)
*71)Shakespeare’s Landlord ( Charlaine Harris)
*72) Zel (Donna Jo Napoli)
73) Booked to Die (John Dunning)
*74) Backpack ( Emily Barr) 8 years ago


camisSeptember

52. The Righteous Men, Sam Bourne

53. Filthy Rich, Dorothy Samuels

54. Only In America, Dominic Holland

55. McCarthy’s Bar, Pete McCarthy

56. Like Water For Chocolate, Laura Esquival

57. Vince and Joy, Lisa Jewell

58. Chasing Rainbow, Sue Civil-Brown

59. The Big Over Easy, Jasper Fforde

60. Patty Jane’s House Of Curl, Lorna Landvik

Quite a good month! Some really good books there, some unexpectedly so. A few quick reads as well! 8 years ago


corry000# 46 THROUGH THE GRINDER by Cleo Coyle

I really love this series. 8 years ago


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