Visited the new National Library in Bugis yesterday and came back with Ian McEwan's Enduring Love (so far, very, very good - compelling, and with some exquisite passages) and Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which I've been meaning to read forever - perhaps a 3-week deadline would help force the issue.
And speaking of words, I stumbled upon this extract from Borges: A Life, Edwin Williamson's biography of Jorge Luis Borges (yes, more than a year old). I liked Borges' words: "intensity is the promise of immortality" - which I presume references the Catholic "the sadness of death gives way to the bright promise of immortality", but who knows? Borges has always been on my should-read-more list - "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote" was the last thing I read of his, and that was a while back...
m & e - will tell you what I think about Kavalier and Clay once I'm done with it.
elia - not l33t enough to have read enough Borges, I should.