I am Shelley, a novice writer, artist and poet with a lifelong obsession for books, more books and carrot cake (it must have frosting…yum) oh and chocolate cake….ok all cake. Just do not serve cake with custard. Please. I like custard just not with cake. I do not know why. It’s a childhood thing. I am also the person whose recent lack of sleep has led to an ongoing taste test of herbal teas (peppermint is my current favourite, but this could change).  I have way too many packets of herbal tea in my cupboard. It’s like a rainbow of tea.


Feel free to leave comments (that would make my day!) or contact me… but do read the comments section in the disclaimer first…knowledge is a good thing…and the disclaimer does not like to be ignored…it gets lonely and grumpy.  

I started ‘The Hungry Bookling’ to share my love of books…with some of my own sketches and work thrown in for your amusement. Hopefully, it will entertain you in your lunch hour or whenever you are reading this! I do not claim to be good at what I do, but I do enjoy it and with that said I hope you enjoy my blog too!


Shelley aka The Hungry Bookling 


I, (Shelley Aston of ‘The Hungry Bookling’) unless clearly stated to the contrary, own the legal copyright of all the material on this blog -‘The Hungry Bookling’. This includes all written, multimedia material and artwork produced. This material cannot be used, altered, printed or published (either in part or in entirety) without my prior written consent. 

I, (Shelley Aston of ‘The Hungry Bookling’) state that this is a personal blog for entertainment purposes only, it is edited by myself and expresses my own personal opinion, experiences or viewpoint. 


Although constructive criticism and a differing viewpoint is always welcome on my blog, my mother always taught me that old expression ‘if you haven’t got anything good to say do not say anything at all.’ 

On that note, I (Shelley Aston of ‘The Hungry Bookling’) respectfully ask that any comments submitted do not contain offensive or derogatory language. Please. Personal information should also not be included in comments made. I (Shelley Aston of ‘The Hungry Bookling’ reserve the right to remove or edit comments, without prior notice at any time, that contain personal information or could be perceived as offensive, use offensive language or considered spam. Any comments submitted to my blog (either by email or by comments form) may be published on the blog and referred to in promotional material for the blog itself.  I (Shelley Aston of ‘The Hungry Bookling’) am not responsible for the privacy practices of those who add comments to the blog or that of advertisers on the blog. 

Book Reviews:

I, (Shelley Aston of ‘The Hungry Bookling’) confirm all my book/products reviews stated on my blog and are of my honest personal opinion, should I, at any stage, receive any books from publishers for review it will be clearly stated on my blog.  Please note I will only accept requests for book reviews direct from publishers. 

I may update this Disclaimer at anytime so please do check back regularly. 

Thank you!