I realize that one of my weaknesses in reading has always been that I forget what I have read. It doesn't seem to matter if I comprehend it well. I then don't remember what I comprehended so it doesn't seem to do much good. As I practice my reading more rigorously I think I'll work on making brief organized outline-type notes of what I read. Then writing up a more understandable but brief summary will serve to help me seal content into my mind.
What's the goal? Maybe I can communicate more and better about what I learn. Maybe I can also have more time for other activities if I don't have quite as many books calling me and making me feel guilty. So I'll try to speed up my reading a bit, organize my writing more, and have time left over to go rowing (if I want).