[Edit: The pandemic is inescapable. Minutes after posting this, I saw a new update for my area: one of the local post office employees may have tested positive for the virus. Yeah, that's some good motivation to let the package sit in my quarantine area for a while.]
I did some online book shopping last weekend. It maybe wasn't the greatest idea, because I already have tons of books, haven't been reading much lately, and my opportunities to offload books in order to free up space are much more limited right now. But book shopping is one of my comfort activities, so now I have a big package sitting in my little quarantine area.
I did all my shopping at Right Stuf, which is primarily focused on Japanese anime and related merchandise and which therefore put some limits on the kinds of books I could get. Assuming everything shipped okay, here are the goodies that should be inside the box:
The first three books in the Ascendance of a Bookworm series, about a college girl who loves books who then dies and is reborn as a child in a world where she has no access to books. Since there are no books, she decides to make them somehow.
I own the first book as an ebook and should have read it before taking this plunge, but they were on sale and I couldn't resist. I've heard good things about the series, so I'm crossing my fingers.
The fourth and fifth (and final, at least in terms of what was translated into English) Fullmetal Alchemist novels. Yes, they're destined to eventually end up on my offload pile, but they were super cheap and the previous volumes were all at least decent reads.
I had never heard of Anime Supremacy prior to this little book shopping spree, but it sounds really interesting. From what I can tell, it's fiction about several women working in the anime industry.
I've been interested in Brave Story for years, but never took the plunge and actually picked up a copy. According to its product page, it's an 820-page brick of a book.
The Miracles of the Namiya General Store is by the same author who wrote the Detective Galileo books, but this one sounds more like heartwarming General Fiction.