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.
DIY desk made from barstools! ~ I seriously have 4 of these barstools, exactly like these and no longer have a bar in my house. When I convert the garage over to a room, it might be just what we need to do with them. 2 desks for kids crafts, homework or