Perhaps you don't have time to read books but you do read magazines. Are your magazines stacked on top of the chair? Here is an idea! A DIY (or have soeone make it for you) pallet magazine holder. Paint it to match your decor.
Here is a coffee table I constructed from two smaller pallets. It is complete with four drawers. To keep it completely pallet inspired i used finger holes instead of knobs. Pallets can make such beautiful furniture with a little ingenuity.