Short hours at work tonight; my cold appears to kick in at just about midnight, so I'm taking a wine cooler to bed with me.
I bought batteries for Flar's book light, but the problem appears to be a bad solder. Since Bébé has precise enough tools, I'll see if he can fix it. Flar is also on the lookout for replacement while he is gone, since they were quite cheap at the gift shop in Brazil.
He has already read Sahara, so it's next in my queue after Lost in a Good Book.