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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sorbet87Books for November 2012

This month I read only 1 book but it was from 101 TTDBYD :)

Holes by Louis Sachar is a truly beautiful story, creative and heartwarming. I could really see why this was so highly rated in reviews!

I am about a quarter of the way through Orwell’s 1984, but making slow progress as I’m prioritising my audiobook goal. 20 months ago

sorbet87Books for October 2012

An Abundance of Katherines- John Green

I’ve read almost all Green’s books now and this, like all of them, was funny and thought provoking. Didn’t understand all the maths though!

The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister- Anne Lister and Ed. Helena Whitbread

This is non-fiction, it’s the real diaries of a Yorkshire upperclass woman living in the Regency Period. It’s a fascinating window into her life and relationships. 21 months ago

sorbet87Books for September 2012

The Great Gatsby- this was much better than I expected. The descriptions of the all-seeing gaze are amazing. It’s amazing how unhappy the characters are in spite of their immense wealth and constant parties!

Travel and the Single Girl- Jenny Stallard A friend of my mine published this as an e-book. It’s both witty and useful!

Gallows Curse- Karen Maitland I bought this based on great Amazon reviews, but the plot was just too unrealistic for me.

Will Grayson/Will Grayson- John Green & David Levithan
As always an AWESOME read! 22 months ago

sorbet87Books for August 2012

After the Strawberry- by Kathryn Pope

A touching memoir of a girl struggling with a torn family, a father losing his hearing and her own lifethreatening illness. Her life is filmed by a friend, which adds an interesting angle.

Looking for Alaska- John Green

Not as good as Paper Towns I have to say, but still a fast-paced, intriguing read! 23 months ago

sorbet87Books for July 2012

Finished ‘Treasure Island’ which came free with my Kindle, and it was a fun exciting adventure with lots of twists and turns. I’ve always loved ‘Kidnapped’ so I thought it would be good.

I also read ‘The curious sofa’ by Ogdred Weary/ Edward Gorey. It was beautiful, enigmatic and completely confusing! 2 years ago

sorbet87Books for June 2012

Oh dear, things haven’t gone so well this month. I took a new temp job and have been massively busy!

So I am 50% through Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Treasure Island’ and hope to finish it soon! 2 years ago

sorbet87Books for May 2012

wow I’m so proud of myself! To be honest I would normally only read 2 new books a YEAR and spend lots of time leafing through old pre-read books- I don’t know why I do that.

So this month I read:

‘An Idiot Abroad: Karl Pilkington’s 7 wonders’ By Pilkington, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Apparently this accompanies a Sky TV series, which I haven’t seen, but it’s a hilarious read with some amazing descriptions and exotic locations. The taj Mahal is the best one!

‘Paper Towns’ by John Green

this is a real page turner as it involves a trail of clues to find a missing girl, teenage drama and an awesome roadtrip. It’s a fun read with a serous message as well about the paper artificiality of our lives.

look forward to reading more in June! 2 years ago

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