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.
This is mine and my money's favorite look, vintage rustic (and Vikings) all day. :) a huge plus of this diy table; is it matches.our couches. :) DIY pallet coffe table with white wash paint instructions.