Batch scanning is pretty awesome. I think the utility I installed has a feature that allows that, but I'll have to play around a bit to be sure it works right. Will look into IrfanView.
I actually wrapped a little black dress around the scanner lid to keep the top sides from leaking through, but it probably had cat hair on it, and isn't the best solution. If I continue doing this, I'll stick some black poster board up, and use packaging tape to strip the lint and debris off the glass. Also, the pages I scanned were from random things I found lying around and didn't mind destroying (one of my kid's shitty books and a copy of The Scientist from 2014), so they're likely to have fingerprints. I'd wear gloves in the future, to avoid smearing ink.
I'll make some new scans tomorrow, but will probably destroy and scan pages from Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (graphic novel version), because it'll give a better idea of the scan quality and what needs improvement. Sleep well.
ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn