Meet the Blogger

Hi! My name is Chase. Welcome to my blog! I started The Bookend Diner in 2019 and have loved connecting with people all over the world through books and food. I’m 33 years old, a wife, dog mom and avid reader of all genres. I love to bake and experiment with new foods. I also love (reasonably priced) fashion, home decor and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I’m a mental health advocate and think we all need to take time to enjoy the things that bring us happiness.


  • Outlander


    “You’re mine, mo duinne…Mine alone, now and forever… Aye, I mean to use ye hard, my Sassenach…I want to own you, to posses you, body and soul.”

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  • A Quiet Life

    A Quiet Life

    “Be someone’s cardinal.”

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  • 11/22/63


    “Life turns on a dime. Sometimes towards us, but more often it spins away, flirting and flashing as it goes: so long, honey, it was good while it lasted, wasn’t it?”

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  • Meredith, Alone

    Meredith, Alone

    Thank you, Grand Central Publishing and Libro.FM, for the gifted copy of Meredith, Alone {partner} Genre: FictionFormat: 🎧Pub Date: 10.18.2022Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆.5 Summary: “She has a full-time remote job and her rescue cat Fred. Her best friend Sadie visits with her two children.  There’s her online support group, her jigsaw puzzles and favorite recipes, her […]

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  • It Starts With Us

    It Starts With Us

    “I can draw a seedling with two dirty branches. Yours and mine. We’ll be on our own brand-new, tiny family tree — one that starts with us.”

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  • 10 Minute Hot Chocolate

    10 Minute Hot Chocolate

    Now that the wintry weather has officially arrive in Kentucky, I decided it was time to break out my first hot chocolate of the season! I love this recipe because it’s easy AND it’s not too sweet (but you can make it sweeter if you wish). I normally use regular Hershey’s Cocoa, but this year […]

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