Nevertheless, I opened Package #2 just to make sure, and found an unexpected, delightful gift from an anonymous (but, I suspect, not too difficult to guess) benefactor. So now I can look forward to digging into:
The Right Questions: Truth, Meaning and Public Debate and
The Wedge of Truth: Splitting the Foundations of Naturalism, both by Phillip E. Johnson
Irresistible Forces, ed. Catherine Asaro and featuring a story by Lois McMaster Bujold ("Winterfair Gifts" at last! Yay!).
The jacket copy on the latter makes me want to curl up like a hedgehog and hide in sheer embarrassment, but I'm sure the stories themselves, or at least Bujold's story, will be worth reading.
Now I just have to decide which book I want to read first...