If you develop a keen interest in a topic suggested by a report then it can be taken several ways: more reports/papers by this person on the same topic, more reports/papers by others on the topc ... a book by the author on the topic. It isn't often that I want to do this, it is sometimes then only way I can start to understand something as some authors, particulalry sing a heavy, academic style, fail to communicate. The suprise is to find these same authors may express the idea far better elsewhere, or in a recent paper.
(Should read 'synopsis' of course)
Over a longer period of time does this cursor not ride back and foth, as we return to a topic, expand and develop our reading?
I can think of authors and topics I revist over decades, this is how books fill a shelf (and now the Kindle).
Talking of which, wouldn't it be handy to be offere e-journal and papers as articles I might like, instead of just books?