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.


  • Vanishing Hour

    Vanishing Hour

    The perfect combination of romance, suspense and action.

    Read more

  • The Paris Apartment

    The Paris Apartment

    “It’s a beautiful building, but there’s something rotten at its heart.”

    Read more

  • The Kitchen Front

    The Kitchen Front

    “The most painful part of living is the fact that little by little, our family and friends leave us, and then, in the end, it is our turn. We all have to say goodbye to everything we’ve ever known.”

    Read more

  • Such Sharp Teeth

    Such Sharp Teeth

    “My strength doesn’t come from the bad things that have happened to me. It defies those things.”

    Read more

  • Slow Cooker Jackfruit Tacos with Cilantro Lime Rice

    Slow Cooker Jackfruit Tacos with Cilantro Lime Rice

    I am an absolute sucker for tacos – I try to sneak them into our weekly meal plan as often as possible. But what’s even better? It’s when I can add all my ingredients to a slow cooker and have dinner “magically” ready by 7 PM. So, with that in mind, I created this Slow […]

    Read more

  • The Other Side of Night

    The Other Side of Night

    “We’re vulnerable creatures. We carry our hurt with us, and each wound forms new scar tissue that makes it harder for the person beneath.”

    Read more

Follow My Blog!