Monday, May 25, 2009

Fire Me by Libby Malin

From the back of the book:

Fed up with impossible deadlines and meaningless busywork, Anne Wyatt goes to work one day determined to resign. But that's the day her boss announces someone's getting laid off (and a generous severance package). Now Anne has one day to ruin her career and convince her boss that someone should be her.

My Thoughts:
I was kinda iffy when I picked this book up...I just wasn't sure if I was in the mood for it to be quite honest. But I was pleasantly suprised at how great of a read that this ended up being. For one, it was hilarious! The antics that Anne goes to are such fun to read and I found myself shaking with laughter quite a few times. And this ended up being the perfect read for me. It was fun, light and filled with laugh out loud moments. The characters were interesting and well thought out and kept me interested within the story. The plot itself wasn't perfect but it was good enough that I couldn't put the book down. Which leads to my only qualm with the book which was that it wasn't realistic...I can't see this ever really happening. But I didn't care as I was enjoying it too much. For me this was such a fun read! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a light, funny read and will be looking for more by this author.

My Rating: 4 out of 5
Challenges: New Author Challenge, 100+ Book Challenge, A-Z Challenge ("F" Title)


  1. This sounds truly enjoyable!! I love those kind of books that might not seem feasible but who cares because it was so fun reading it type of book!! I'll keep this in mind for a fun in-between book when all I'm looking for is a time to let my brain not have to work so hard. Fun review Sam!!

  2. I always love when a book ends up being so much better than you expected! And sometimes you've gotta just roll with the story and not thinking about the probability of these things happening. Glad you enjoyed this one, Sam!

  3. I know what you mean about not being sure you're in the mood for a certain book and then once you start reading you find it was just the thing you needed. This sounds like a fun one. I'll have to look for it. Thanks for the great review.

  4. This does sounds like a fun read!! Especially fun when you aren't expecting it. I'll have to keep my eyes open for this one.

    Nice review!

  5. I have heard that this one is really good. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  6. Staci- This was exactly that type of book. And it was hilarious!

    Trish- I was really glad that this one ended up being enjoyable because I wasn't sure at first.

    Literary Feline- I hope you enjoy this one if you get a chance to pick it up!

    Stephanie- Thanks! Fun definitely fits this book.

    Dar- I'm glad that everyone seems to be enjoying it as well :)

  7. Every now and then I love to read a book that keeps me laughing and smiling the whole way through. This one definitely sounds like that kind of book. I'll have to pick it up when I see it. Thanks for the review!

  8. Brie- I hope that when you read it you end up enjoying it as much as I did!

  9. glad you ended up enjoying this one, I love a book that can make me laugh.
    great review.

  10. i love to be pleasantly surprised by books! i haven't heard of the book but the premise sounds hilarious--especially in this economy. we could all use a good laugh! thanks for the review.

  11. Naida- I love a book that makes me laugh as well.

    Booklineandsinker- You are exactly right..with the economy the way it is a laugh is always a good thing :)


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