I'm in the process of building a house, which has been an interesting, if sometimes maddening, experience. Because I'll be moving in the next couple of months, I've started re-evaluating my stuff, determining if I really need to keep this or that. This scrutiny has extended to my bookshelves as well, though I have no intention of getting rid of any of my books (as if!).
I don't know about you, but I have a lot of series on my TBR shelves. In many cases, I've read one or two books in the series, but as new books have been released, I haven't kept up with reading them in a timely manner. And that's not even counting the new series I've discovered--since I am one of those people who can't start reading a series with a middle book, I have to start at the beginning. That means I've got a lot of 'first in series' books to try, so I can determine if I want to add the rest of the books to my shelf.
What about you? Do you enjoy reading books that are part of a series? If so, which ones? Do you have to start at the beginning, or can you just jump right in? If you don't like series, what are some of your favorite stand-alone books? Tell me about it in the comments!