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.
Cute little benches from scrap wood. These would be so cute for each of my kids in a different color. "This little stool is mine I use it all the time. To reach the things I couldn't. And lots of things I shouldn't.