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.


  • Unlikely Animals

    Unlikely Animals

    “That’s why we like living with animals so much; they exhibit their joy so outwardly, remind us how to be better alive.”

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  • Stay Awake

    Stay Awake

    “There is no such thing as being an observer. Doing nothing is doing something. Being passive has consequences.”

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  • Carrie Soto is Back

    Carrie Soto is Back

    “We live in a world where exceptional women have to sit around waiting for mediocre men.”

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  • The Hotel Nantucket

    The Hotel Nantucket

    “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy on not fighting the old, but building the new.”

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  • Daisy Darker

    Daisy Darker

    “Fear is something we have to feel to learn and learn to feel.”

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  • Some of It Was Real

    Some of It Was Real

    “If someone you loved met a violent end or suffered an illness before passing, that wasn’t their life. It was all the years before then – every joy, celebration, adventure, and love. Death is only a moment.”

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