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.
Shanty Hall Tree Bench for the Entryway.use the old door from Chuck's old place and build bench from pallets! Will paint the window part of door with chalkboard paint or maybe install mirror. Add hooks & baskets under bench.