In my opinion the best lines from the FotR Rifftrax were when Frodo is reading a book at the start of the movie, and Kevin and Mike make these comments:
"Ah, he's reading The Silmarillion and trying desperately to pretend he's enjoying it."
"Ughh... 'Fëanor imprisoned the light of the two trees that illuminated Valinor'... oh god, I can't make it through this thing."
That just had me laughing so hard because I'm in that boat! I've found that The Silmarillion is nearly impossible; it's... well, the Bane of an English Major. I can read anything, no matter how dry, and enjoy it (and usually want to write a thesis on it, but that goes with the English degree and is to be expected), but The Sil is giving me so much trouble! Never in my life have I been working on a 400 page book for a month; usually it takes me three days, tops, to finish a book that size. I'm determined to finish it, though (I already gave up halfway through once, years ago), but between the Elvish names for people and places that keep running together and sounding the same (yes, there's an appendix with all the definitions of said people and places, but it annoys me to have to keep flipping back every paragraph), not to mention how each character and place has at least three names, and it being especially dry- well, it makes for very slow going. I just want to finish it so I can move on to something else! I would have started the next book in my queue, but then I know I'd never get back to this one and I will have forgotten what little I'm retaining from it.
The only other book I had this much trouble with was the first Twilight one that I started on the recommendation of one of my friends. I only got about 1/3 of the way in before I abandoned that one in disgust; the difference, though, is that The Sil is well-written (verbose, but well-written) and something I want to finish, even if it is my nemesis, and Twilight was extremely poorly written and edited. It made my aforementioned English degreed self cringe and want to break out a red pen to do corrections. Of course, the fact that everyone is head over heels in love with vampires and I just don't get it (seriously, was there brainwashing going on that I somehow missed?) could be what's making me even more cynical about it; I never did like popular things and I just don't get the appeal of vampires, especially poorly written ones (I have read Dracula and a lot of the Anne Rice books, though).
...except now that I think about it, I don't think I ever finished The Iliad, either, which is weird because I've read a lot of ancient Greek plays and stories. That one, though, I put aside for something else saying that I'd get back to it right after, but never did, so my short attention span and memory were to blame. ;) I'll have to finish that one of these