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.


  • 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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  • The Cloisters

    The Cloisters

    “It was then I realized how thin the light is that separates what we know as fate and what we think of as choice – just an interpretation. Nothing more.”

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  • Waiting for December

    Waiting for December

    “I guess I don’t want to be free so much as I want to belong — to myself, to a place in the world, to a community. I don’t think I’ve ever felt any of that.”

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  • Sign Here

    Sign Here

    An unsettling story full of dark humor.

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  • Now is Not the Time to Panic

    Now is Not the Time to Panic

    “The edge is a shantytown filled with gold seekers, we are the new fugitives, and the law is skinny with hunger for us.”

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