Like I said in the article, I have an unfair advantage of not owning a car and having a 30-45min commute every day. I also don’t have kids and in Singapore most young people don’t cook at home, so I also don’t really buy groceries (if I do, it takes me just 5 minutes).
So don’t beat yourself up if your lifestyle leaves less room for reading. You are in a tough spot and have to decide which books really add the most value to your life.
Just reading random stuff for half a year, like you did with the book club, is a good start, after that you probably have a long list of other things that piqued your interest and then you just branch out from there.
Oh and my notes are really short. Either 5-10 copy and pasted key paragraphs from the chapter or 1-3 sentences of my own words for a chapter. Doesn’t take a lot of time, but does feel like work, but I guess that’s good. It forces you to think about the chapter and see if you can remember the gist, if not, you have to quickly flip a few pages to bring it back into memory.