Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
I almost never read the shorter works in between the main books of a series.
But, the third Kingkiller book is has had so many years of mythical release dates I'm not sure it's ever coming out. And this short work is about an intriguing character.
Probsbly the only necessary to series short work I ever read was the short story prequel to Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega books.