|01-18-2010, 01:34 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Please allow me to introduce myself
And I like to READ. Favourites include Annie Dillard, C.L. Moore, Lord Dunsany, Jan Kjaerstad and many others. If you like to know more just ask . . . . .
PS (oh yes, the nickname stems from
- the Herman Hesse novel Der Steppewolf
- the sixties band with their hit "Born to be WIld"
- and of course the sheer power and beauty of the animal itself.
Rolf is a modern form of the old Norsk name Hrolf, which in itself means wolf. Ironically enough I am not a blond nordic giant, but a Dutch/Indonesian mix locally known as "Indo")
|01-18-2010, 02:30 PM||#3|
Enjoying the show....
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: A K1, Kindle Paperwhite, an Ipod, IPad2, Iphone and an Ipad Mini.....
Welcome to MobileRead, Steppenwolf.
|01-18-2010, 07:10 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mitcham, Surrey, UK
Device: iPad. Selling my silver 505 here
Welcome to MR, Rolf!
I've never had any luck growing orchids. Although I do like reading about orchid (and other plant) hunters.
So long, and thanks for all the fish
|01-18-2010, 08:09 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPhone 5, Sony T1, iPad 3
Hi Steppenwolf_1948 and welcome to MobileRead
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
- Jorge Luis Borges
|01-18-2010, 11:15 PM||#6|
ἄρκτος ὁ Μέγας
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Western New York State
Device: Onyx Boox 60
There aren't a lot of people who still know of Lord Dunsany. I'm glad to meet another fan!
|01-19-2010, 05:58 PM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Brisbane Australia
Device: Sony PRS-600
Hi Steppenwolf & welcome to MR. Great place for people who love to read. And with your many hobbies, an reader device would be ideal as you could start tending to your plants and read :-)
Without the difference of opinions there cannot be democracy
Best friends used to be strangers once
Dignity of Mankind is untouchable, and so is my reader
|01-19-2010, 06:24 PM||#8|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Device: PRS-505; PRS-350, PRS-T1, iPad 2, HP Touchpad
Hi Steppenwolf, great nickname. Welcome to MR. Everytime I read a post entitled please allow me to introduce myself I open it thinking that the actual post will read:
I'm a man of wealth and taste.... (It's probably better off that this never happens!)
Thanks for telling us about your hobbies and taste in books. It's only your first post, and already you have inspired me to re-read Steppenwolf, I was just thinking today that I should re-read some of my favourite works by Hesse!
I hope you enjoy yourself here, this is a great online community, the best that I've come accross.
|01-24-2010, 05:42 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Thank you for a warm welcome
Well, if I may use one message to reply to you all . . .
I AM of course, a man of wealth (although not in worldly posessions) and taste (which will show in later discussions, I hope) . . . . . As a child of the sixties, and still playing in a R&R band I cannot resist dropping hints to classic rock songs.
As I travel quite a lot, most of my reading is done on trains and boats and planes. I have not yet decided on a separate e-reading device, most things I read on my MacBook (or on paper).
Ha! Lord Dunsany is probably the most lovely English I ever read. I would love to hear it read to me sometime. Even to a foreign speaker like me, it is sheer poetry. Did you, by the way ever read H.P. Lovecraft? I especially recommend The Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath, The Cats of Ulthar and Celephaïs a;; to be found at (http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/fiction/ )
Orchids are the most hardy plants possible, IF you keep them under the right circumstances. But in my collection it also not unusual for plants to die every now and then. But if you like, you are welcome to what little advice I have to offer.
Carnivorous plants as in North American Sarracenia and Dionaea and several sundews. And please enlighten me, Audrey 2?????
|01-24-2010, 05:55 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony 505| K Fire | KK 3G+Wi-Fi | iPhone 3Gs |Vista 32-bit Hm Prem w/FF
Welcome to MR, Steppenwolf_1948
I believe that Audrey II is in reference to the plant from the move, Little Shop of Horrors
Make sure you check out all the free ebooks right on this site. The are carefully hand crafted by some very dedicated MR members. You can also check my signature for many MR author members at feedbooks and smashwords.
Have fun exploring the forums and ask if you want to know something.
|01-25-2010, 02:28 AM||#11|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Device: Kindle 2, Sony PRS 650, Ipod Touch
Welcome to MR..
I remember 'Born to be wild'.. I was riding my own BMW motorcycle at that time... In those days I lived in Denmark, and we were riding all over Scandinavia and Germany...
Geeze.. how times have changed...
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