When reading a series, do you re-read the previous book/s before reading the newly released book?
There isn't an easy answer to this! Whether I re-read is dependant on so many other factors.
If it's a series that I love and have read a lot then I don't need to re-read before reading the new book but reading the latest in the series will probably trigger an excited re-read because I love it!
If it's a series I enjoy but I've only read the books once then whether I re-read will be dependant on how well I remember the past books and the length of time between the new release and the previous one.
If there's been less than a year between releases, I'm unlikely to need to re-read.
If the past books in the series are 500+ pages long, I'm unlikely to have the time to re-read (no matter how awesome).
How many books are in the series? If it's a couple then a re-read isn't an issue. If it's 10 then it's unlikely (unless I love the series).
I guess it all boils down to time... Time to re-read and time between releases.