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.


  • Thank You for Listening

    Thank You for Listening

    “To live HEA is to say, from today onward life will be happy. I mean, how can you know that? Shit happens. Over and over…. I don’t think you can know if you lived happily ever after until your life’s over… Maybe that’s why your whole life flashes before your eyes when you die. So you can see the movie from beginning to end and know.”

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  • Acts of Violet

    Acts of Violet

    Acts of Violet || Thank you, Booksparks and Libro.Fm, for the perfect reading experience! Genre: FictionTrope: Mystery, Magical RealismFormat: 🎧Pub Date: 7.5.2022Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ Summary: “Nearly a decade ago, iconic magician Violet Volk performed her greatest trick yet: vanishing mid-act. Though she hasn’t been seen since, her hold on the public imagination is stronger than […]

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  • Things We Do in the Dark

    Things We Do in the Dark

    “While you can reinvent yourself, you can’t outrun yourself. As a woman once reminded her a long time ago, the common denominator in all the terrible things that have happened to you is you.”

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  • Two Nights in Lisbon

    Two Nights in Lisbon

    “It’s a tone that a man uses when he thinks he’s being a reasonable one. A tone that transcends generations, cultures, and languages. The universal tone of condescension.”

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  • Meant to Be

    Meant to Be

    Thank you, Penguin Random House, for the gifted copy of Meant to Be {partner} Genre: RomanceFormat: 🎧Pub Date: 5.31.2022Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ Summary: “The Kingsley family is practically American royalty, beloved for their military heroics, political service, and unmatched elegance. When Joseph S. Kingsley III is born in 1960, he inherits the weight of that legacy. […]

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  • The Dead Romantics

    The Dead Romantics

    “..the wind is just the breath of everyone who came before us. All the people who’ve passed on, those who’ve taken a breath. They’re still in the wind. And they’ll always be in the wind singing.”

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