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.
Crate Storage: Wooden crate converted into a portable side table with storage - love this creative idea. Easy to make: Turn crate sideways, add a couple of internal dividers & screw 4 castors on the base. wheels for me)