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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.

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elizabethmann86Update Beginning of May

Almost at the end of week 18 and I’m only on the 11th book.

Books so far:

1. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
4. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (reread)
6. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (reread)
8. Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss
9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (reread)
10. Persuasion by Jane Austen

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (reread) 2 months ago


elizabethmann86 2 months ago


phillaineList of Books read in 2014

Last year I made it just over halfway to my goal: this year I’m much more on track to make it so far! I highly recommend goodreads.com as a nice way to track and plan your reading; It has helped me immensely. Again, I’ll add them to the list as I read them.

1. Cat’s Cradle
2. Heidi
3. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian
Trail
4. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
5. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
6. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
7. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
8. The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
9. The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s
Peculiar Children, # 1)
11. Little Bee
12. Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, #2)
13. We Have Always Lived in the Castle 3 months ago


Emma 4 months ago


Jayme Diane 6 months ago


wishflower626 7 months ago


Jennifer 7 months ago


tardis882013 - 2014: A Year of Books (Current Tally)

  1. (W1) Maximize Your Potential, Jocelyn K. Glei (Business, 3/5) 9 months ago

tardis88(W1) #1: Maximize Your Potential (Jocelyn K. Glei)

Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career

Jocelyn K. Glei

Rating: 3/5

Officially started this goal this week. First book.

The book had some nice tidbits about goals, risks and relationships (centering around business/career advice). However, I found it a bit fluffy.

Perhaps it’s because I’ve read a lot of these kinds of articles before but I didn’t really feel like there was anything there that was new. All the things in that book were things that have already been talked about online.

The better sections were ones written by researchers and professors in psychology (though I might be biased as I`m a psychology major).

I suppose it`s a good overview of what people are talking about in business nowadays but if you`ve read a lot of these things already, I don`t recommend the book. Surface level exploration of topic, wished it dove a bit deeper (i.e. would have been nice if they just focused on one topic or really explore what makes those great artists great… what are their processes and how exactly did they overcome their obstacles).

Okay book but I don`t think it was worth the $5 (Kindle Version). 9 months ago


CharlotteAlice 2 years ago


CharlotteAliceJust not possible.

Not as my life currently is. I just can’t fit a book a week in. And I don’t want the pressure of feeling like I have to rush through something to finish it. I will be ‘giving up’ on this and instead starting a new reading goal very soon. 9 months ago


Kyle Burke 7 years ago


ty_99 13 months ago


MMiller0601Week of 5/26/13

I started and finished “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coehlo. That is a wonderful book; I see myself re-reading that fairly often. It is a sweet, gentle story – so if you’re looking for Stephen King, lol – look somewhere else. I highly recommend this one. Per Wikipedia, “An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there.” 13 months ago


MMiller0601Week of 5/18/13

Two books by Janet Evanovich…lol, I needed a break from special needs and serious reading. I highly recommend everything I’ve read of hers. 14 months ago


MMiller0601Week of 5/11/13, Part 2

I read “Positive Discipline for Children With Special Needs” – by Jane Nelsen. I highly recommend this for anyone with special needs kids. They have other books for teens, toddlers (I think) and so on, but this one really gave me a lot to think about and try with both of my children. 14 months ago


MMiller0601Week of 5/11/13

Could It Be Autism?: A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps
by Nancy Wiseman, Kim Painter Koffsky 14 months ago


MMiller0601Week of 5/4/2013: Family First by Dr. Phil

I’ve just started this one, but it looks like it will be good and helpful. I hope so anyway. 14 months ago


MMiller0601 14 months ago


phillaineList of Books read in 2013

I’m not really planning out my reading at this point, but will add books as I read them.

1. Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn: love this, read it again.
2. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
3. Not Buying It by Judith Levine: I enjoyed this much more than I did the first time I tried reading it. I valued her research findings more than anything else in the book, they’re worth reading it again in order to note them.
4. Blink by Malcom Gladwell: The first book I’d ever wanted to recommend to others before getting 50 pages in, and wanted to own before getting halfway through it.
5. The Neverending Story
6. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
7. Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That: A Modern Guide to Manners
8. Swiss Alpine Folk Tales
9. The Wind in the Willows
10. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
11. Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s
12. Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
13. Pippi Longstocking
14. Pippi in the South Seas
15. Pippi Goes on Board
16. A Bear Called Paddington
17. Little House in the Big Woods
18. Little House on the Prairie
19. Farmer Boy
20. On the Banks of Plum Creek
21. By the Shores of Silver Lake
22. The Long Winter
23. Little Town on the Prairie
24. These Happy Golden Years
25. The First Four Years
26. On the Way Home
27. West from Home
28. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 17 months ago


phillaine 17 months ago


MissElizabethMoulton 17 months ago


lovexmyxanaBook 4: Elly My True Story of the Holocaust - Elly Berkovits Gross

It took me 30-40 minutes to read. It was okay. I didn’t really like the writing style, but the story itself was interesting. 19 months ago


lovexmyxanaBook 3: Cut - Patricia McCormick

I’ve read this twice before, once in 6th grade, and again in 7th. I enjoyed it then and I enjoyed it now. It took me 2 hours and 10 minutes to read. 19 months ago


lovexmyxanaBook 2: Skinny - Donna Cooner

This was a good book. It’s about a high school girl, named Ever, who gets gastric bypass, and how her life changes. It took about 3 hours to read. 19 months ago


lovexmyxanaBook 1: Go Ask Alice - Anonymous

It only took 84 minutes to read, lol. It was good, but a little middle school-ish. 19 months ago


lovexmyxana 19 months ago


shaunyYou end up reading a lot of shitty books...

... to make up the numbers! But it was fun thing to do for 2011. 21 months ago


shauny 7 years ago


beccashell8 21 months ago


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