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.
Made this for a house warming gift. Used weathered pallet wood with some nails still broken off in the wood. I dry brushed and put a couple coats of poly to seal the paint. Found accessories at different places and did my own flower arrangement.