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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mariehumble2/3rds of the Hunger Games Trilogy

Thanks to watching Catching Fire this month, I got in the mood to reread the books. I read the first two books but decided to wait until the last movie comes out to reread the third (at which time I will probably reread the whole trilogy again). 8 months ago

mariehumbleFebruary 2014: Backstory

This month I only got around to one book, but I really enjoyed it. David Mitchell is a British comedian and I love his work to bits and his autobiography was no different.

Disappointed to only get around to one book this month, but at least I did manage the one :-) 10 months ago

aliise 2 years ago

MercedesReading inspires me

So, in order to keep up my inspiration all year long, I need to be reading frequently. At least one book per month. They can be short or long. I haven’t read anything yet in January so I absolutely need to get moving. I think the first book I’ll read will be a small business book. I may go to the library tonight and get it! 11 months ago

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AnnaGoesBananasCheating bookworm alert

Bookworm! 2 years ago

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Girlchild, by Tupelo Hassman
I was in sort of a book-hangover from Pure so it was hard finding another book to pick up and stick to. After three attempts at different books I finally settled in with Girlchild and loved it.
The author really makes you feel for the main character, Rory Dawn who is a white-trash girl living in a white-trash neighborhood. The characters reminded me of people my mom described from her life, which was awesome. I lived in a trailer park for about 2 years as a kiddo and it was interesting seeing life from the eyes of someone who lived her whole life in them (RD’s white-trash neighborhood was in a trailer park near Reno).
Things happened in this book that made me pretty heated. Sad that people like that really do walk this earth. But, even though it had a sad ending, it seemed like all was eventually righted, as it should be.

Also: changing this goal from “read at least one book per month” to “read at least one novel per month”... I read a number of cookbooks, homesteading books and other nonfiction throughout each month – it’s the novels I was wanting to increase. 2 years ago


Pure, by Julianna Baggott
One of my new favorite books, immediately. Her way with words is absolutely amazing and I could easily get lost in her pages anyday. Pure was the first book I’ve read by her, but she has others (I picked up a different book of her’s last week and the writing is still amazing).
Pure is about two worlds in the not-so-distant future and about young woman and young man living in each of these worlds. Her name is Pressia, his is Partridge. Pressia lives with her grandpa in an abandoned barbershop, not eating much food, coughing all the time, and creating little wind-up insects. Partridge lives in a Dome. A Dome where everything is neat and tidy and no one goes hungry. They both want to escape their lives. They end up meeting and going on a pretty crazy adventure together. Crazy awful, crazy beautiful…
This was the sort of book that I set aside many times just because I didn’t want it to be over. I’d find other things to do while reading because I didn’t want to let go of the story. I love stories like that. 2 years ago

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mariliamaioli 2 years ago

She's Awake!January

Conversations with God – but I skimmed over the last couple of chapters because I had had my fill, and decided that I will be unlikely to sell (but may give away) this book, so I will pick it up again when it’s needed.

I also read:
  • Labyrinth of Desire – Rosemarie __
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime – Mark Haddon

I am in the (slow this time, did not borrow it from library so there will be no consecutive sittings of 10 hours) process of reading the final book of the Twilight “saga” which is not a saga, but a series. I go to the library to do this, and I read from 3 – 10 chapters depending on what seems like a really reasonable place to put the book down.

I have several other books to read – including Our Dying Planet, by Peter Sales – but I feel full and would like to take a break from reading for a bit. 2 years ago

sapereaude02 2 years ago

mokitty 3 years ago

She's Awake!December

Started in October, finished in December: Bill McKibbon. Deep Economy.


Now working on Jeremy Rifkin, The Empathic Civilization. 3 years ago

She's Awake!November

Giles Slade. Made To Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America.

The Book of Animal Ignorance.


New Moon. 3 years ago

She's Awake!October

Rudolph Beny: To Everything There is a Season 3 years ago

She's Awake!September

Hermann Hesse – Siddhartha 3 years ago

She's Awake!August

Thomas Craughwell: How the Barbarian Invasions Shaped the World 3 years ago

She's Awake! 5 years ago

She's Awake!June - July

Chris Turner: A Geography of Hope

Matthew Crawford: Shop Class as Soul Craft

John Ralston Saul: Voltaire’s Bastards 3 years ago

She's Awake!May's books

HRH Charles: Harmony 3 years ago

Rebekah Renford 6 years ago

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