Good ideas Quincy, thanks. Obp shows a slightly skeptical child; good for her.
Audiobooks top my list for making use of drive time. Anything over ten minutes and I am plugged in. Listening at 2x readspeed has become child’s play. A staggering amount of digital audio material is available, and growing all the time. I’ve barely tapped into podcasts, thanks for helping there.
Regular commutes, workouts, dog-walks, snow-shovelling, yard-working — use any block of time that leaves the mind, as you point out, free to absorb and process an aural stream. Fifty books a year would be an easy stretch for most of us, and comprehension/retention is surprisingly high in this auditory mode of “reading.” A great way to live and learn.