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.
Like this idea, maybe I can actually buy those onesie-twosie plates that seem lo lonely. plate wall decor-- I did this in my dining room.I found plate hangers for 99 cents and plates from the Goodwill and