About two years ago, H&Her Laurie Gold wrote about reading series in order, and that as a reviewer, she was not always able to go linearly, from book #1 to #2 and so on.
In our Morning Coffee post about how to handle reading series in the first place, one comment mentioned how the commenter read series in whatever order they could get them—skipping from book #4 to book #10 back to book #6, for example.
For some of us, that sounds worse than nails on a chalkboard. What about you? Does the thought of reading series out of order make you shudder? Or are you happy to join the series at whatever juncture you can?