About Me


Stephenie Bentley Freeman

I read every day of the week, not just on Wednesdays. Even random days deserve a good book. My books of choice include contemporary fiction and literary fiction, and every once in awhile I like to throw short stories, a memoir, or some historical fiction in the mix. I write honest reviews and share my thoughts with other readers who are looking for their next best read. There’s no such thing as a bad book, just books that aren’t for you. I love using my Instagram like Tinder: a place where books and book lovers can meet and hook up.

My writing and blogging life started in 2005 after my youngest son was born. I self-published a book, Living with Cheese Eaters and Bald-Headed Monkeys, in 2006 based on my weekly newspaper humor column about motherhood, Mama Wants More. I (briefly) blogged for Disney on what eventually became their site, Babble. Through the years, my blog has naturally evolved as I have which is a good thing on both counts. I made the decision in 2018 to refocus and rename my blog for one reason: books and reading are what I love most.

I also love my two teenage boys and my husband who have piles of books of their own. Growing up in Oklahoma and having lived in California for the last 13 years has given me the best of both worlds. Along with reading, I love to cook and I habitually redecorate my house. I’m legally blind and a New Year’s baby. I’m an optimist but I dehydrate quickly. I’m horrible at fixing my hair but a total beauty product junkie. I have a crazy, out of hand, book/purse/vacuum buying habit, none of which are related.

For anyone interested in submitting items for social media exposure (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) and/or reviews (blog, Amazon & Goodreads) please contact Stephenie at readsonwednesdays@gmail.com for more information.