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.


  • Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance

    Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance

    “All of a sudden, you want an answer for every question you never thought to ask them.”

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  • The Christie Affair

    The Christie Affair

    “The age of disappearing women. It had been going on forever. Thousands of us vanished, with not a single police officer searching. Not a word from the newspapers. Only our long absences and quiet returns. If we ever returned at all.”

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  • LitUp with Reese’s Book Club

    LitUp with Reese’s Book Club

    Writers: Did you hear the news? Reeses Book Club is waiting for YOUR manuscript! #LitUp is back! Apply now: submissions are open through May 31.

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  • Lessons in Chemistry

    Lessons in Chemistry

    “When you wake up tomorrow, make this pledge. No more holding yourself back. No more subscribing to others’ opinions of what you can and cannot achieve. And no more allowing anyone to pigeonhole you into useless categories of sex, race, economic status, and religion. Do not allow your talents to lie dormant, ladie

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  • Book Lovers

    Book Lovers

    “That’s life. You’re always making decisions, taking paths that lead you away from the rest before you could see where they ended. Maybe that’s why we s a species love stories so much. All those chances for do-overs, opportunities to live the lives we’ll never have.”

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  • Our Little World

    Our Little World

    “How had I not realized this by now? The impact of small things. Small-very-big things. Each-in-the-moment decision leading to the next. Like rungs on a ladder.”

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